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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

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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