Introduction

Replacing the hard drive in HP's dv1000 is not complicated and requires no prior experience with electronics to complete successfully.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Disconnect all external devices and cables from the computer.
  • Shut down the computer.

  • Disconnect all external devices and cables from the computer.

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  • Flip the laptop over.

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Image 1/2: Slide the gray sliding tab to the left until you hear a distinct click. Image 2/2: The inside edge of the battery should pop up.
  • Locate the gray sliding tab next to the black bar where the battery is located.

  • Slide the gray sliding tab to the left until you hear a distinct click.

  • The inside edge of the battery should pop up.

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Image 1/3: Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop. Image 2/3: Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop. Image 3/3: Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop.
  • Grasp the inside edge of the battery.

  • Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop.

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  • With the battery removed, locate the hard drive access panel.

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Image 1/3: Remove the identified screws with your #00 Philips screwdriver. Image 2/3: Lift the left edge of the access panel up and to the right to detach the hard drive access panel from the laptop. Image 3/3: Lift the left edge of the access panel up and to the right to detach the hard drive access panel from the laptop.
  • Identify the two screws that attach the hard drive access panel.

  • Remove the identified screws with your #00 Philips screwdriver.

  • Lift the left edge of the access panel up and to the right to detach the hard drive access panel from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Identify the plastic tab located on the left side of the hard drive.
  • This particular laptop does not contain a hard drive-- yours will.

  • Identify the plastic tab located on the left side of the hard drive.

  • Grasp the tab, gently lift up, and slide the tab to the left to remove the hard drive from the laptop.

  • If you wish to replace your hard drive with another, the hard drive has a metal bracket screwed onto the sides of the casing. Unscrew the bracket from the old hard drive and screw it onto the new hard drive before inserting into the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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