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HOWTO  replace hard drive in sony vio laptop

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I remove all the screws but I can't get the body apart.  
Do I have to remove the keyboard?

I have a lot of experience with unisys, ibm and compaq laptops.

This is my first time messing with a Sony.

Sony support is less then helpfull.

Thanx
Later
Alex
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by:VaioMan
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what is your model??
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by:AlexanderUskuraitis
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PCG FX370 992L
unit is approximately 2yrs old and out of warranty
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Thanx
Later
Alex
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by:nikeshhajari
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on the bottom of most laptops or on the side look for a door of some sort and there you can unscrew your door take the hd and change it.
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by:AlexanderUskuraitis
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There  are doors for the RAM and the CMOS battery on the bottom of the laptop. the battery has a door on the side. With all of the doors removed and all of the external screws removed I still can't get inside the case.
I've removed the CMOS battery and the laptop battery but I still can't get in.

Has anyone ever opened up one of these units?

I have never been stumped trying to disaasemble a laptop before. I don't want to break it because it belongs to an important client.

HELP!
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ddhcrow earned 300 total points
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I searched on the Sony website and they say that it can't be replaced.

http://129.33.22.7/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE/,/?St=783,E=0000000000318096840,K=5350,Sxi=10,Case=obj(309925),UseTemplate=Case.tem

I am sure that that is rubbish. What I can recomend is that you remove the Keyboard and if I remember correctly it is under there.
I hope this helps you.

Cheers
Ddhcrow

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try taking off the keyboard
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by:AlexanderUskuraitis
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I searched for and found a sony service manual online. After taking out all the screws, gently remove the cover between the monito hinge and the keyboard, remove four more screws and the hand rest and keyboard will come off. The hard drive was under a metal cover below the location of the keyboard. I removed the screws holding in the metal cover and then unscrewed the hard drive from the metal cover.

Thanx
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Alex
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