[clug] Replacing laptop hdds

Peter Barker pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Thu Aug 4 22:44:01 GMT 2005

On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:

> Anyway, it's a Dell Inspiron 4000, I was wondering if anyone had

Ah. I would suggest backing up your data now. I had a drive
catastrophically fail on me 2 weeks ago in an Inspiron 8200.

> upgraded/replaced the hard drive in their laptop and if it's easy
> enough to do with just a screwdriver. The comments on the web seem
> simple enough.

If the Inspiron 4000 is the same chassis as the 8100, it's trivial. Undo
one screw, pull a piece of the case down (away from the screen), pull
drive-in-carrier out.

> Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/

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