Sony VPCEB11FM/BI Replacement Instructions

Sony VPCEB11FM/BI Replacement Instructions
VPCEB Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
These easy instructions will guide you through the Hard Drive 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:
Hold parts by the edges, away from exposed circuitry when possible.
Do not walk around excessively as this promotes static build-up.
Before you begin, remove any jewelry you may be wearing to prevent scratches to the surface
of your notebook computer.*
The appearance of the electronic components shown in the illustrations may differ 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.
Hard Drive Door
Prepare the Computer
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 1. Place the computer upside down
on a protected surface with the front
edge facing you.
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Lift here to remove the battery
Battery Pack Removal
Step 2:
1) Slide the right battery tab to the
unlock position.
2) With your left thumb, slide the left
battery tab up and hold.
3) Lift the battery with your right thumb
using the notch at the bottom.
Rev. B
Hard Drive Removal (Steps 37)
Step 3. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the two (2)
screws securing the Hard Drive Door.
Put aside the Hard Drive Door
Screws to re-secure the Hard Drive
Door later in the procedure.
VPCEB Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Using the included pry stick,
insert the stick at the notch indicated and
lift up to remove the door.
Lift To Remove
Step 7. Carefully lift the Hard Drive from
the unit to remove.
Old Hard Drive
Step 5. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the two (2) screws
securing the Hard Drive Assembly. Put
aside the Hard Drive Screws to resecure the Hard Drive later in the
Hard Drive Disassembly
Steps 8-13
Step 8. Identify the (4) side screws that
secure the bracket to the Hard Drive.
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Step 9. Holding the edge of the Hard
Drive, remove each screw. Put aside
the Bracket Screws to secure the
Bracket to the Hard Dive later in the
New Hard Drive
Step 10. Set the old Hard Drive aside.
Step 6. Disconnect the Hard Drive by
pulling the clear plastic tab to the left.
Step 11. Prepare the new Hard Drive for
Rev. B
Step 12. Place the Hard Drive bracket
over the new Hard Drive.
VPCEB Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
NOTE! Proper mounting of the Step 13. Re-install the four (4) Hard
Hard Drive bracket can be verified Drive Bracket screws to secure the Hard
with the Hard Drive connectors Drive bracket to the New Hard Drive.
appearing below the plastic pull
Step 15. Install the Hard Drive by sliding
the assembly to the right. Make sure the
screw holes are aligned correctly.
Step 16. Re-install the two (2) Hard
Drive screws holding the Hard Drive
assembly in place.
(Hard Drive Reinstallation)
Steps 14-18
Step 14. Insert the Hard Drive
Assembly into the Hard Drive Bay.
Hold the Hard Drive on the sides to
avoid damage.
Step 17. Re-attach the Hard Drive Door.
Verify the Tabs are completely seated.
Step 19. Re-install 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.
Step 18. Re-install the two (2) Hard
Drive Door Screws to secure the Door.
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Return the old Hard Drive to
Sony using the included
shipping instructions.
Rev. B
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