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HP EliteBook 8460w Mobile Workstation - Removing and Replacing the Hard Disk Drive

Introduction
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the hard disk drive for the HP EliteBook 8460w Mobile Workstation.
Minimum skill level
The end user requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The end user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.
Tools required
Small, Phillips-head (P1) screwdriver.
Parts required
  note:
Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the hard disk drive that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP.
Description
Part Number
Requires Return
750GB SATA hard disk drive - 7200 rpm, 2.5-inch form factor
633252-001 (Original)
Yes
500GB SATA hard disk drive - 7200 rpm
634919-001 (Modified)
Yes
320GB SATA hard disk drive - 7200 rpm, 2.5-inch form factor, 9.5-mm height (raw drive)
626978-001 (Modified)
Yes
320GB SATA hard disk drive - 7200 rpm
627731-001 (Original)
Yes
250GB SATA hard disk drive - 7200 rpm, 2.5-inch form factor, 9.5-mm height
635225-001 (Modified)
Yes
160GB solid-state drive
643916-001 (Modified)
Yes
128GB solid-state drive
643917-001 (Modified)
Yes
  note:
For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.
Summary of instructions
To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the hard disk drive, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library (Click here to go to HP Services Media Library), then select Hard disk drive from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Click here to view the hard disk drive removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).
Hard disk drive removal
  caution:
Observe all precautions when removing and replacing components.
  note:
The video depicts a specific configuration of the notebook. The same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations of the notebook.
  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:
      caution:
    Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. Remove the bottom cover.
  3. Pull the tab on the smart card reader to disengage the tabs that secure it to the base enclosure and rotate the smart card reader to gain access to the hard disk drive.
  4. Loosen the three captive P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive to the base enclosure.
  5. Use the black Mylar tab located on the hard disk drive enclosure to slide the hard disk drive away from the hard disk drive connector on the system board.
  6. Lift the hard disk drive out of the hard disk drive bay.
  7. Place the hard disk drive in a static dissipative bag.
Hard disk drive replacement
  1. Remove the hard disk drive from the static dissipative bag.
  2. Place the hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay and align it with the hard disk drive connector on the system board.
  3. Use the black Mylar tab located on the hard disk drive enclosure to slide the hard disk drive securely into the hard disk drive connector.
  4. Tighten the three captive P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive to the base enclosure.
  5. Rotate the smart card reader into position on the base enclosure and pull the tab on the smart card reader to engage the tabs that secure it to the base enclosure.
  6. Replace the bottom cover.

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