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VGN-FSxx Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replaceme nt process.
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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.*
Place your notebook computer on a clean, stable and covered surface to avoid damage to the
computer’s case.*
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.
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. CAUTION!
Disconnect the power cord and remove the battery. Failure to
do so can result in damage to the Notebook or personal injury. To prevent cosmetic
damage or scratches , please place your PC upside down on top of a soft surface.
Step 2. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the indicated
screw and set aside.
DO NOT PULL UP ON PLASTIC TAB
Step 3. Remove the hard disk drive
access door in the direction of the
arrow and set aside.
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Rev. D
Step 4. CAUTION!
Be careful not to
drop screws into the unit. Remove the
four (4) screws as indicated in the picture.
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CAUTION!
Do not pull up on
plastic tab, it can result in damage to
the notebook.
VGN-FSxx Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 5. Pull with equal force on both
sides of plastic tab as shown above.
IMPORTANT ! Some force may be
required to initiate the removal of the
hard drive.
Step 6. Gently removethe original hard
disk drive as shown. It should be held by
the sides .
Step 7. Place the new hard disk drive
inside the opening.
Step 9. Hold your notebook securely and
slide the hard drive into position in the
direction of the arrow . IMPORTANT!
Some force may be required to install the
hard disk drive.
Step 10. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, reinstall the four (4)
previously removed screws, as shown
in the picture. IMPORTANT ! Do not
over tighten the screws.
PINS MUST BE ALIGNED
Step 8. Make sure both rows of pins
are in alignment with the socket.
CAUTION!
Misalignment of the
pins can cause damage to the
notebook.
CAUTION!
Be careful not to drop
screws into the unit, and be careful to
use the correct screws.
Step 11. Reinstall the Hard Disk Drive
access door removed in step 3, and using
the enclosed magnetic screwdriver;
reinstall the screw as shown in the
picture. Place the battery back into your
notebook and continue the recovery
process following the instructions on the
back of the recovery disk’s case. Return
the old hard drive to Sony following the
included shipping instructions
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