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Removing and Replacing the Hard Disk Drive for HP Pavilion dm1-4000, dm1-4100, dm1-4200, dm1-4300, and dm1-4400 Notebook PCs

This document applies to HP Pavilion dm1-4xxx series notebook computers.
-HP Pavilion dm1-4xxx series notebook computer

Before you begin

  • You need a Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Turn off the computer. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable. Disconnect the power cord.
  • Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
  • HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
  • Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
  warning:
The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.
  warning:
Before starting, power off the computer and wait for components to cool before starting these procedures.
  caution:
This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a non-carpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.

Video overview

View the following video before using the steps in this article.
note:
For best quality on dial-up connections, wait until the video has fully loaded before viewing.
note:
The video and graphics in this article depict a specific configuration of notebook computer. These same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations for all HP Pavilion dm1-4xxx Series PCs.

Removing the hard drive

  warning:
Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Follow the steps in this section to remove the hard drive.
Step 1
Remove the battery.
For more information about removing the battery, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Battery.
Removing the battery
Step 2
Remove the service cover.
For more information about removing the service cover, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Service Cover.
Removing the service cover
Step 3
Use the black tab on the hard disk drive adapter cable to disconnect the cable from its connector.
Disconnecting the cable
Step 4
Lift the hard drive adapter cable out of the routing channel.
Lifting the cable
Step 5
Remove the Phillips-head screw that secures the hard disk drive bracket to the base enclosure.
Save the screw for hard drive replacement.
Hard drive screw
Step 6
Grasp the Mylar tab on the left of the hard disk drive assembly and lift the left side of the hard disk drive assembly up.
Lifting the hard disk drive
Step 7
Slide the hard disk drive assembly out of the hard disk drive bay.
Removing the hard drive
Step 8
Remove the two rubber isolators from the hard disk drive bracket.
Rubber isolators
Step 9
Disconnect the hard drive cable from the drive.
Disconnecting the cable
Step 10
Remove the four Phillips-head screws (two on each side) that secure the hard disk drive bracket to the hard disk drive.
Save the screws for bracket replacement.
Hard drive screws
Step 11
Remove the hard disk drive bracket from the hard disk drive.
Removing the hard drive bracket
Step 12
Place the hard drive in an anti-static bag.
Placing the  hard drive in an anti-static bag

Replacing the hard drive

Use the steps in this section to replace the hard drive.
Step 1
Place the hard disk drive with the label facing down and align the hard disk drive bracket onto the hard disk drive.
Aligning the hard drive bracket
Step 2
Replace the four screws that secure the hard drive bracket to the hard drive.
Hard drive screws
Step 3
Connect the hard disk drive adapter cable into its connector on the hard disk drive.
Hard drive adapter cable
Step 4
Replace the two rubber isolators onto the hard disk drive bracket.
Rubber isolators
Step 5
Align the right side of the hard disk drive assembly into the hard disk drive bay.
Placing the hard drive
Step 6
Lower the left side of the hard disk drive assembly into position in the hard disk drive bay.
Pushing down the hard drive
Step 7
Replace the Phillips-head screw that secures the hard disk drive bracket to the base enclosure.
Hard drive screw
Step 8
Connect the hard disk drive cable to the system board.
Hard drive cable
Step 9
Route the hard disk drive adapter cable through the routing channel on the base enclosure.
Routing the cable
Step 10
Replace the service cover.
For more information about removing the service cover, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Service Cover.
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Sliding the service cover in
Step 11
Replace the battery.
For more information about replacing the battery, refer to the HP support document Removing and Replacing the Battery.
Pressing down on  the battery

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