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HP Notebook PCs - Steps for Removing and Replacing the Hard Disk Drive

This document provides instructions for the removal and replacement of the hard disk drive for the zd7000 and nx9500 series notebook PCs.
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Step 1 - Remove the battery

  1. Slide and hold the battery release latch to the unlock position.
  2. Use your finger to lift the battery up and out of the base enclosure.

Step 2 - Remove the hard disk drive

  1. Loosen the four captive P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive cover to the bottom of the notebook.
  2. Use your finger or a flat-bladed tool to lift the outside edge of the hard disk drive cover and remove it.
  3. Grasp the metal foil tab and pull to disconnect the hard disk drive from the system board connector.
  4. Lift the hard disk drive out of the bay and remove.
  5. Place the hard disk drive in a static dissipative bag.

Step 3 - Replace the hard disk drive

  1. Remove the hard disk drive from the static dissipative bag.
  2. Place the hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay.
  3. Push the hard disk drive toward the inside of the base enclosure until the connector is seated.
  4. Ease the hard disk drive cover into the enclosure.
  5. Tighten the four captive P1 Phillips-head screws.

Step 4 - Replace the battery

  1. Ease the battery into the base enclosure.
  2. Press the battery into the base enclosure until you hear a click.

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