Introduction

Replace the hard drive in an IBM Thinkpad R40

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  • To remove the battery, slide the battery lock lever right, while pulling on the battery tab.

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Image 1/2: Pull on the small raise in the plastic to remove the hard drive holder. Image 2/2: Don't be afraid to use lots of force, it requires some pulling.
  • Remove the Phillips #1 screw from the bottom of the laptop.

  • Pull on the small raise in the plastic to remove the hard drive holder.

  • Don't be afraid to use lots of force, it requires some pulling.

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Image 1/3: Push on the plastic, and the hard drive will pop out. Image 2/3: Push on the plastic, and the hard drive will pop out. Image 3/3: Push on the plastic, and the hard drive will pop out.
  • Remove the hard drive holder completely from the computer.

  • Push on the plastic, and the hard drive will pop out.

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  • Remove the four Phillips #1 screws.

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Conclusion

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

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