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Presario 2700 Hard Drive Replacement

How do I remove the hard drive from a Compaq Presario 2720US (aka 2700)? I don't see an access point from the outside of the laptop.
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CallandorCommented:
There are usually two screws holding a lid that covers the hard drive.  For example, see http://81.5.185.34/tc-one-thousand/upgrades.html
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DrPepper1010Author Commented:
The only 2 covers on the bottom of the computer are for the battery and for access to the memory SDRAM's. I've removed the battery. No indication of anything under the battery. In the compartment where the memory cards are, I don't see screws leading to a sub-area where the hard drive could be located. Nothing even similar to the TC1100. Is there a Compaq web site that contains IPB's of the Presario 2700?
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CallandorCommented:
In that case, the way to the hard drive may be by removing the keyboard.  I couldn't find a manual for your specific model, but I did find one for the Presario 700: http://armbrust.dyndns.org:81/tips_content/presario700/
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DrPepper1010Author Commented:
This process 'may' work. I'll investigate further. Are there no Illistrated Parts Breakdown (IPB) documents available for the Compaq 2700? I'd feel better about dismantling this thing if I had an IPB for the 2700.
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DrPepper1010Author Commented:
Well, I still haven't gotten to the hard drive. I believe the 2800 is the save architecture as the 2700. Can anyone tell me anything about the 2800??
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DrPepper1010Author Commented:
That is the correct process for removing the hard drive on the 2700 as well. I discovered this Friday evening. When I saw the shape and size of the new hard drive, I removed the keyboard and realized there was no place under the keyboard for the drive. At that point I opened the CD drive and turned the PC upside down. That is when I saw the cradle for the hard drive.
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CallandorCommented:
DrPepper1010,

I see that this is your first question - was it your intent to grade my answer as a "C"?  I thought it addressed the question  exactly, and a "C" is the worst grade you can give: http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi73
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DrPepper1010Author Commented:
Sorry if you think the grade was too low. But, I resolved the problem before you answered my question. Based on that, do you think I should give a higher grade just because you figured out the answer? If you had given me information that helped me resolve my problem before I resolved my problem, I would have given you an 'A'.

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CallandorCommented:
You didn't give any indication that you had found the solution - if you had, I would not have spent the time to search for it.  If you had not found the solution by the time I posted, it would have helped you solve the problem.  If you had posted immediately, you could have had the question closed without awarding me any points, and I would have been fine with that.  When you find an answer to your own question, you have an obligation to let everyone know because it isn't fair to any participants still working to find an answer.  I know this is your first question, so you may not be familiar with the process, but now I hope you understand how it should be done so that it is fair.
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