HP Pavilion DV3 Hard Drive Replacement

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This guide will show you how to replace the hard drive in your DV3

This guide will demonstrate how to remove the hard drive from you laptop. You will need the screwdriver listed in the tools section.

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Step 1 – Battery: Locate the battery release slider on the bottom of the laptop and move it in the direction of the arrow to the unlock position.

  • The yellow highlighted edge of the battery should pop up slightly when the switch is moved

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Step 2: Using the edge of the battery that has popped up, lift the battery out of the computer.

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Edit Step 3 Hard Drive  ¶ 

  • Locate the screw for the hard drive cover (The cover has HP ProtectSmart written on it).

  • Remove the 3.5 mm diameter, 7 mm long screw with your Phillips PH1 screwdriver.

  • The screw will remain attached to the cover.

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Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Grab the raised edge of the cover lift up. This will separate the cover from the laptop.

  • Put the cover and screw to the.

  • This will reveal the hard drive.

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • With your fingers, grab the clear tab.

  • Pull right first, and then upwards (towards you).

  • The hard drive should slide out of place and detach from the laptop.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

For more information, check out the HP Pavilion DV3 device page.

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