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VPCEC Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
IMPORTANT!
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
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:
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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.
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.
Battery
1.
Hard Drive
Assembly
2.
3.
Prepare the Computer
Lift here to remove the Battery
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 1. Place the computer upside down
on a protected surface with the front
edge facing you.
P/N 989201984
Rev. B
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
of the Battery.
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Hard Drive Door
Hard Drive Removal
(Steps 3-8)
Step 3. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the screw
securing the Hard Drive Door.
Put aside the Hard Drive Door
Screw to re-secure the Hard Drive
Door later in the procedure.
VPCEC Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Slide the Hard Drive Door in a
downward motion and remove.
Step 5. Locate the Hard Drive Cable in
the Upper-Right corner of the Hard Drive
Bay.
Lift To Remove
Step 7. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the seven (7)
screws securing the Hard Drive to the
Hard Drive Bay.
Take note that the screws in the
middle of the Hard Drive are different
than the screws on the outside edges.
Reatain and separate the middle
screws from the outside screws for
reinstallation later in the procedure.
P/N 989201984
Rev. B
Step 8. Remove the Hard Drive from the
Hard Drive Bay by grasping the clear
plastic tabs at the bottom and then lift up
and away from the unit.
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Step 6. Disconnect the Hard Drive
cable by lifting the cable latch
upwards with your finger and pulling
the cable tab to the Left.
Hard Drive Disassembly
(Steps 9-10)
Step 9. Place the Drive Assembly as
shown. Remove four (4) screws from
the Hard Drive Bracket, and then
remove the Hard Drive Bracket from
the Hard Drive. Put aside the
Bracket Screws to secure the
Bracket to the Hard Dive later in the
procedure.
VPCEC Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
New Hard Drive
Step 10. Turn the Hard Drive Assembly
over and slide the Hard Drive downward
to disconnect it from the cable.
Hard Drive Reinstallation
(Steps 13-17)
Step 13. Insert the Hard Drive cable into
the connector. Close the Latch.
Step 11. Slide the new Hard Drive in an
upward direction to connect it to the
cable.
Step 14. Insert the Hard Drive Assembly
into the Hard Drive Bay. Make sure the
Hard Drive goes under the screw hole at
the top of the bay.
Be careful not to scratch the bottom of
the computer with the Hard Drive
Bracket.
Step 12. Re-install the four (4) Hard
Drive Bracket screws to secure the
Hard Drive bracket to the New Hard
Drive.
Step 15. As noted in step 7, the
screws in the middle of the Hard Drive
are different than the screws on the
edges. Separate the two (2) like
screws from the remaining five (5) like
screws. Install the two (2) like screws
back into the middle of the Hard Drive,
and then install the remaining five (5)
to secure the Hard Drive Assembly in
place.
Step 18. 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 16. Re-attach the Hard Drive by
sliding the door upwards.
P/N 989201984
Rev. B
Step 17. Re-install the Hard Drive Door
Screws to secure the Door.
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Return the old Hard Drive to
Sony using the included
shipping instructions.
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