Introduction

Replace the hard drive in an IBM Thinkpad R40

Parts

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

  2. Remove the Phillips #1 screw from the bottom of the laptop.
    • Remove the Phillips #1 screw from the bottom of the laptop.

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

    • Don't be afraid to use some force, it requires quite a bit of pressure to remove.

    • Remove the hard drive holder completely from the computer.

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

    • Remove the four Phillips #1 screws.

Conclusion

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

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