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How do you Replace the HD in the Samsung 7 series

Discussion in 'Samsung' started by cfz87, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. cfz87

    cfz87 Newbie

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    Im tyring to replace the 5400 rpm hd with a Momentus XT 500 gb hd, but i cant seem to figure out how the bottom case comes off, has anyone been able to figure it out?:( :(
     
  2. V_Chip

    V_Chip Be about it.

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    Have you checked your service manual?
     
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    cfz87 Newbie

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    Thats my issue, I cant find a service manual, only a user manual.

    I tried removing all the screws from the back, and notice i was able to unsnap the top portion (where the fans are), but i cant seem to figure out how the rest comes off.
     
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    V_Chip Be about it.

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    I'd suggest contacting deerchaser. Seeing as he has successfully disassembled his.
     
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    deerchaser Notebook Consultant

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    Make sure you have all the screws out the just pop the cover off. It snaps on and off. I ran my fingernail around the edge. There are no screws under the feet like the QX series. When you put it back on, make sure the top edges line up or you will have gaps. The alum palm rest fits inside the plastic rear cover.
     
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    I think that's also why I like the Sony SE over the S7, it seems easier to switch out the HDD, replace the battery and even the optical drive slides out (if it's like the SA) so I can put in a 2nd HDD.
     
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