Laptop Q: Changing the hard drive...

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  1. csun

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    hey guys,

    i have a sony vaio tr2a, ultraportable laptop. ive had it for a few years and i think its time to change the hard drive.

    ive done some research and the hard drive is a Toshiba 1.8 inch PCMCIA hard drive. some sites indicate that it is a permanent hard drive, but ive also heard of ppl changing the harddrive for a new one.

    i cant seem to find it anywhere online, do you guys have any suggestions or thoughts? i really dont want to spend money on a whole new laptop.

    thanks!
     
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    it is NOT a pcmcia hard drive.
     
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    why are you replacing the drive?


    (and it's very possilble)
     
  4. csun

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    the drive is very slow and it is making clicking type noises very often.

    a lot of laptops tend to have compartments on the back where you unscrew and replace, however, this ultraportable, the TR2a, is a one piece. id have to unscrew the entire back end and it doesnt seem too simple of a procedure. i might pay to have it done.

    in addition, i found the hard drive it uses: Toshiba MK4006GAH 40GB Hard Drive
     
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    probably need to remove the keyboard on that one.
     
  6. csun

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    are some of the screws on the bottom marked with a "K"?


    can you take higher-res photos?
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    There's usually a plastic strip that attaches at the top of the keyboard. Unscrew it and remove it, and the keyboard lifts right out.
     
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    no, none of the screws are marked with a "K", and no the computer does not take high res photos.
     
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    well if you refuse to provide me with a higher-res photo then I will be unable to assist.
     
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    oh im sorry, i thought you meant whether the computer itself takes high res photos.

    note: i tried searching for higher res pics but couldnt find any. i dont have a digi cam.
     
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    Look at the top of the keyboard. Is there a strip of plastic up there? Flip around to the underside of the computer and look for screws that line up with that strip of plastic. Remove them, then carefully un-snap the plastic strip. Voila.
     

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