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Before merging with HP, Compaq manufactured a full range of laptop computers. Now they are manufactured by HP mostly with basic features.

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How to extract the hard drive from a compaq 17XL372

I've got an old laptop Compaq 17XL372.

I need to take out the hard drive.

Can somebody help?

Thanks in advance!

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I could not find the service manual on HP's Support site, but I found an archived copy on The instructions appear on page 89.

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Thanks a bunch!!!

I will proceed this way! I was afraid to pull to strongly. Those old IDE drive ain't nearly as smooth as a Sata!

And thank you also for I shall explore that site! It's bookmarked!



You're welcome. Good luck on the hard drive removal!


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compaq 17XL372 will be eternally grateful.
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