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VPCS1 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.
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Hard Drive Door
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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 989201342
Rev. B
Battery Pack Removal
Step 2:
1) Slide the left battery tab to the
unlock position.
2) With your right thumb, slide the
right battery tab to the left and hold.
3) Lift the battery with your left thumb
using the notch at the bottom.
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Hard Drive Removal (Steps 3-7)
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.
VPCS1 Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Step 4. Slide the Hard Drive Door away
from the unit, and lift to remove.
Step 5. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the three (3)
screws securing the Hard Drive
Assembly. Put aside the Hard Drive
Screws to re-secure the Hard Drive
later in the procedure.
Step 6. Disconnect the Hard Drive by
grasping the Hard Drive Bracket (metal)
and sliding it away from the unit.
Old Hard Drive
Lift To Remove
Step 7. Carefully lift the Hard Drive
from the unit to remove.
Hard Drive Bracket Transfer
(Steps 8-12)
Step 8. Remove the four (4) screws
securing the bracket to the Hard Drive.
New Hard Drive
Step 10. Prepare the new Hard Drive
for assembly.
P/N 989201342
Rev. B
Step 11. Place the Hard Drive bracket
over the new Hard Drive.
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Step 9. Set the old Hard Drive aside.
Put aside the Bracket Screws to resecure the Bracket later in the
procedure.
Step 12. Re-install the four (4) Hard
Drive Bracket screws to secure the
Hard Drive Bracket to the new Hard
Drive.
VPCS1 Series Hard Disk Drive
Replacement Instructions
Hard Drive Reinstallation
(Steps 13-17)
Step 13: Make sure the Hard Drive
connectors are lined up properly and
insert the Hard Drive back into the unit.
Hold the Hard Drive on the sides to
prevent damage.
Step 14. Install the Hard Drive by
sliding the assembly towards the unit.
Make sure the screw holes are
aligned correctly.
Step 15. Re-install the three (3) Hard
Drive screws holding 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.
Return the old Hard Drive to
Sony using the included
shipping instructions.
Step 16. Re-attach the Hard Drive Door by
sliding it towards the unit.
P/N 989201342
Rev. B
Step 17. Re-install the two (2) Hard
Drive Door Screws to secure the Door.
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