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VGN-BX Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process.
9 To avoid electric shock please make sure product is turned off and AC Adaptor is disconnected
from the power source. Remove jewelry before you begin work to avoid scratching the surface of
your notebook computer.*
9 Place your notebook computer on a clean, stable and covered surface to avoid damage to the
computer's case.*
9 Follow the ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage prevention instructions:
o Hold parts by the edges, away from exposed circuitry when possible.
o Do not walk around excessively as this promotes static build-up.
9 The appearance of the electronic components shown in the illustrations may be different from the
components shipped. This slight difference does not affect the accuracy of these instructions.
* Sony is not responsible for any loss of data associated with your computer or any damage caused by incorrect
handling of the computer under these procedures. The terms of your Sony Limited Warranty continue to apply.
Step 1. Prepare the Computer.
CAUTION: Make sure the
computer is turned off, the lid is
closed, and the AC Adapter is
disconnected. Failure to do so can
result in damage to the computer.
Step 2. Remove the Battery Pack.
Locate the release tab as shown in
the picture. With your thumbs, push
the tab in the release direction and
gently lift up the battery pack.
Place the computer upside down on
a protected surface with the front
edge facing you.
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Step 3. Remove completely the
battery pack from the computer and
set aside.
VGN-BX Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Locate the HDD Bay.
Step 5. Remove the HDD Bay.
Step 6. Release the HDD Bay.
Rotate the computer with the Hard
Disk Drive (HDD) Bay facing you as
shown in the picture.
Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the one (1)
screw securing the hard disk drive
bay.
Slide out the HDD Bay as shown.
Some force may be required to
unlock the HDD Bay.
Step 7. Gently pull the original HDD
Bay away from the computer as
shown.
Step 8. Install New HDD Bay.
Step 9. With an even force slide in
the new HDD Bay.
Hold the new HDD Bay by the edges
and align it with the opening.
Step 11. Reinstall the Battery Pack.
Reconnect the AC Adapter.
Power on your computer and
continue with the recovery process
by
following
the
instructions
described on the back of the
recovery disk’s case.
Step 10. Reinstall the one (1) screw
previously removed.
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Step 12. Return the old HDD Bay
to Sony following the included
shipping instructions.
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