Introduction

Use this guide to replace a faulty hard drive on your HP Envy dv7t-7200 if your laptop is running slowly, begins freezing, or has corrupt files. There are two hard drives within this laptop that can be removed and replaced in a few steps.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the power off and disconnect all cables and cords from the laptop.
  • Turn the power off and disconnect all cables and cords from the laptop.

  • Place the computer on its top on a flat surface with the hinges facing away from you.

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Slide the battery release latch to the left which is located on the right-hand side of the battery. Slide the battery release latch to the left which is located on the right-hand side of the battery. Slide the battery release latch to the left which is located on the right-hand side of the battery.
  • Slide the battery release latch to the left which is located on the right-hand side of the battery.

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Tilt the battery away from you and lift out.
  • Tilt the battery away from you and lift out.

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Using a Phillips #01 screwdriver, remove the Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screw on the service cover.
  • Using a Phillips #01 screwdriver, remove the Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screw on the service cover.

  • This screw does not come out of the service cover completely once loosened.

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Slide the service cover toward the front of the laptop. Lift the service cover to remove it from the laptop.
  • Slide the service cover toward the front of the laptop.

  • Lift the service cover to remove it from the laptop.

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Remove the 2 Phillips PM2.5×5.5 top screws from brackets on both hard drives.
  • Remove the 2 Phillips PM2.5×5.5 top screws from brackets on both hard drives.

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Remove the primary drive first located on the right hand side.
  • Remove the primary drive first located on the right hand side.

  • Use the black tab to lift the drive up and out.

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Remove the 2 Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screws on each side of the drive bracket.
  • Remove the 2 Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screws on each side of the drive bracket.

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Remove the hard drive connector cable.
  • Remove the hard drive connector cable.

  • This cable can be difficult to remove. Try to pull this cable firmly and carefully.

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Repeat steps 6-9 for the secondary hard drive.
  • Repeat steps 6-9 for the secondary hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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