Sony VGN-FJ150 Replacement Instructions

Sony VGN-FJ150 Replacement Instructions
VGN-FJ Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
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.
Push tabs in the release direction
Step 1. Prepare the Computer.
Step 2. Remove the Battery Pack.
Step 3. Remove the HDD.
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.
Locate the two tabs as shown in the
picture. One is on the left end of the
battery pack, and the other is
located on the right side. Using your
thumbs and fingers push both tabs
in the release direction; gently push
the battery pack away from you.
Rotate the computer with the Hard
Disk Drive (HDD) bay facing you as
shown in the picture.
Place the computer upside down on
a protected surface with the front
edge facing you.
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Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, loosen up the two (2)
screws securing the hard disk drive
access door. Remove the access
door and set aside.
VGN-FJ Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
removal of
Step 4. Using the enclosed
magnetic screwdriver, remove the
two (2) screws as indicated in the
CAUTION: Do not pull the
plastic tab before releasing the hard
drive from the connector!
Step 6. Gently pull out the original
HDD away from the computer as
Step 7. Hold the new HDD by the
edges and slide it inside the
opening in an angle.
Step 5. With even force slide out the
HDD as shown. Some force may be
required to unlock the HDD from the
Step 8. Align the HDD with the
connector and with even force push
in the new HDD. Reinstall the two
(2) previously removed screws.
Step 11. Power on your computer
and continue with the recovery
process by following instructions
described on the back of the
recovery disk’s case.
Return the old HDD Bay to Sony
following the included shipping
Step 9. Reinstall the HDD access
door previously removed.
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Rev. B
Step 10. Reinstall the Battery Pack.
Reconnect the AC Adapter.
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