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VPCEE 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
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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Rev. B
Lift here to remove the battery
Hard Drive Removal
(Steps 3-7)
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.
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.
VPCEE Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Grasp the top of the Hard Drive
Door with your fingers and slide in a
downward motion to remove the door.
Lift To Remove
Step 7. Carefully lift the Hard Drive
straight up from the unit to remove.
Old Hard Drive
Rev. B
Step 6. Disconnect the Hard Drive by
pulling the black plastic tab to the Left.
Hard Drive Disassembly
(Steps 8-13)
Step 8. Remove the four (4) screws that
secure the Bracket to the Hard Drive.
Put aside the Bracket Screws to
secure the Bracket to the Hard Dive
later in the procedure.
New Hard Drive
10. Set the Old Hard Drive aside.
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Step 5. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the screw securing
the Hard Drive Assembly. Put aside the
Hard Drive Screw to re-secure the
Hard Drive later in the procedure.
Step 11. Prepare the New Hard Drive
for assembly.
Step 9. Locate the clips on the side of
the Hard Drive. Slide the Hard Drive
away from the clips to remove it from
the Bracket.
Step 12. Place the Bracket over the
New Hard Drive and slide Right,
making sure the clips slide over the
Hard Drive.
VPCEE Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Hard Drive Reinstallation
NOTE! Proper mounting of the
Assembly into the Hard Drive Bay.
(Steps 13-18)
Hard Drive bracket can be verified
Note: Hold the Hard Drive on the
with the Hard Drive Connectors
sides to avoid damage.
Step 13. Re-install the four (4) Hard
appearing below the Plastic Pull Drive Bracket screws to secure the Hard
Drive Bracket to the New Hard Drive.
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 Hard Drive screw
holding the Hard Drive assembly in
Step 18. Re-install the two (2) Hard
Drive Door Screws to secure the Door.
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.
Return the old Hard Drive to
Sony using the included
shipping instructions.
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Rev. B
Step 17. Re-attach the Hard Drive Door by
sliding upward. Verify that the Door is flush
with the Bottom Housing.
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