Remove a hard drive from IBM Thinkpad T30?

Posted on 2004-11-09
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
    I need to remove a hard drive from an IBM thinkpad T30 so I can hook it up to a 2.5 to 3.5 IDE adapter, and copy the data from it, before I wipe it clean.
   Problem is, I don't see any easy was to get to the drive, unless I'm missing something.
   Most laptops have a couple of captive screws and a catchable panel that lets you just slide it out, attached to a "drive sled" of some sort.
   As they said in Vietnam - I don't want to "destroy the village in order to save it." -
therefore, if anyone knows an easy and safe way to get that drive out of there, I'd appreciate it.
Question by:lowplainsdrifter
    LVL 16

    Accepted Solution

    Hi lowplainsdrifter,

    Instructions from IBM on how to do this.

    Good Luck

    Author Comment

    I'm practically crying with joy - I can't believe it was that simple!
     Thank you so much!!!

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    What Security Threats Are You Missing?

    Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

    Stuck in voice control mode on your Amazon Firestick?  Here is how to turn it off!!!
    Great sound, comfort and fit, excellent build quality, versatility, compatibility. These are just some of the many reasons for choosing a headset from Sennheiser.
    Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    10 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now