Tutorial: How to replace the 3820TG with a new SSD/HDD (Photos inside)

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  1. Hendrickson

    Hendrickson Notebook Deity

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    One thing this little beast of a notebook is begging for is an SSD, I gave into its demands and brought a 120GB OCZ vetex.

    This is a very easy install that most people should be able to handle. Unless your dangerous with a screwdriver! :eek:

    First take out the battery, and flip the unit over. Use something under the lid so you don't scratch it. Unscrew the 5 screws half way up. Remove the middle screw.

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    Remove the expansion cover, be careful. Pull from the top part towards you.

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    Very easy to replace the Wifi mini card as you can see.

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    Slide the hard drive back, not too much force is needed here.

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    OCZ vetex next to the 620GB drive.

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    Remove the 2 screws from the HDD mount, remove the old HDD and remount your SDD drive.

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    Place the drive backinto the system and place the panel back again, bottom first then top. Don't over work the screws.

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    Finally boot up the system and press F2 at the same time to enter the bios. Enable boot mode as shown and your ready to boot to a usbdrive and install windows 7.

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    Vaio Z Power Notebook Consultant

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    You have a scale to weigh with the SSD? much difference in weight between the SSD and HDD?

    great beast is building!
     
  3. Hendrickson

    Hendrickson Notebook Deity

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    I didn't weight them but the SSD feels much lighter.
     
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    diefarbeschwarz Newbie

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    Does the notebook support SATA III? I would buy a SATA III SSD.
     
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    Vaio Z Power Notebook Consultant

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    Nop, only sata2 3Gbs
     
  6. Riddhy916

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    sata is coming in huron river 2k!!
     
  7. Sinot

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    Is it possible to replace with a SSD if I have no external DVD?
     
  8. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope.

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    You can use a bootable USB.
     
  9. Sinot

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    Txs, then how to clone the SSD or install W7 please?
     
  10. Sinot

    Sinot Newbie

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    I just read your other post about installing W7. So I should be fine on that front. Then how about cloning the HD. I think it will save me a lot of work.
     
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