Introduction

If your HP Pavilion DV5T-1000 laptop has a faulty hard drive, this guide will take you step-by-step in removing and replacing the original hard drive.

  • Make sure the laptop is turned off, and the power cable is removed.

  • Leaving the laptop turned on can cause damage to the hardware and any stored data.

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Turn the laptop over to access the backside of the computer.
  • Turn the laptop over to access the backside of the computer.

  • Identify and confirm that the laptop is an HP Pavilion DV5T-1000.

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Slide the battery lock to the left, it's located just below the battery compartment. Pull the battery up and out, to remove it from the battery compartment.
  • Slide the battery lock to the left, it's located just below the battery compartment.

  • Pull the battery up and out, to remove it from the battery compartment.

  • To prevent hardware damage, remove the battery before working on the laptop.

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Identify the hard drive compartment, located at the top left-hand frame of the laptop.
  • Identify the hard drive compartment, located at the top left-hand frame of the laptop.

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In order to remove the hard drive compartment cover, first remove the two screws  located on the panel, using a size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • In order to remove the hard drive compartment cover, first remove the two screws located on the panel, using a size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Expose the hard drive by lifting the drive cover.
  • Expose the hard drive by lifting the drive cover.

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In order to loosen the hard drive from the motherboard, tug gently on the black tabs located at both ends of the hard drive.
  • In order to loosen the hard drive from the motherboard, tug gently on the black tabs located at both ends of the hard drive.

  • Be cautious when handling the cable that connects the hard drive to the computer's motherboard.

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Firmly hold  both the black plug, and the hard drive itself to separate the drive from the cable. Firmly hold  both the black plug, and the hard drive itself to separate the drive from the cable.
  • Firmly hold both the black plug, and the hard drive itself to separate the drive from the cable.

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Remove the 4 screws using a size 0 Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the metal from the perimeter of the hard drive.
  • Remove the 4 screws using a size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Remove the metal from the perimeter of the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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