Sony VPCCW13FX/B Replacement Instructions
VPCCW Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process.
Before you begin, place your notebook computer on a clean or covered surface to avoid
damage to the computer's case.*
Follow the ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage prevention instructions:
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Hold parts by the edges, away from exposed circuitry when possible.
Do not walk around excessively as this promotes static build-up.
Remove jewelry before you begin work to avoid scratching the surface of your notebook
computer.*
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 damage caused by incorrect handling of the notebook computer.
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Step 1. Prepare the Computer.
(Look for the screw hole with 2 dots)
Step 2. Remove the Battery Pack.
(HDD Removal) Steps 3-7)
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.
Place the computer upside down on a
protected surface with the front edge
facing you.
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Rev. A
Locate the release tab as shown in the
picture.
1. Slide the left battery tab to the
Unlock position.
2. With your finger slide the right
battery tab in the release
direction and hold.
3. Hook your finger under the
battery pack and lift.
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Step 3. Rotate the computer with the
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Bay facing
you as shown in the picture. Using
the enclosed magnetic screwdriver,
remove the (2) screws securing the
hard drive access cover.
VPCCW Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Remove HDD access cover
and set aside.
Step 5. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the (2) screws
securing the hard drive assembly.
Step 7. Once the hard drive assembly
is disconnected from the connector
carefully lift the hard drive assembly to
remove from hard drive bay.
(HDD Disassembly) Steps 8-10
OLD HDD
Step 9. Holding the edge of the HDD,
remove each screw and set the screw
aside. These screws will be used to
mount the HDD bracket onto the
new HDD.
NEW HDD
Step 10. All (4) screws and bracket
should now be removed from old HDD.
Set old HDD aside.
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Step 8. After the HDD is completely
removed, identify the (4) side screws
that mount the HDD bracket to the
HDD.
Step 6. Locate the black plastic tab
on the hard drive assembly and
gently pull the original hard drive to
the right to disconnect from
connector.
Rev. A
(HDD Assembly) Steps 11-13
Step 11. Prepare the
provided for assembly.
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new
HDD
Step 12. Place the HDD bracket over
the new HDD.
VPCCW Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
(HDD Reinstallation) Steps 14-17
NOTE! Proper mounting of Step 13. Re-install the (4) previously
HDD bracket can be verified with removed screws to properly mount the Step 14. Initiate hard drive reinstallation by sliding the hard drive
the HDD connectors appearing HDD bracket to the HDD.
assembly back into the hard drive
between two tabs.
bay.
Step 15. Hold plastic tab and slide HDD
to the left, carefully reconnecting the
hard drive to the connector.
Step 16. Reinstall the (2) screws
previously removed.
Step 18. Reinstall the battery pack and
reconnect the AC Adaptor.
Power on your computer and continue
with the recovery process by following
the instructions described on the back
of the recovery disk’s case.
Return the old HDD to Sony
following the included
shipping instructions.
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Rev. A
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Step 17. Reinstall the hard drive
cover and install the (2) screws
previously removed.
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