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Introduction

If when using your device you notice that programs keep crashing or you run into frequent error messages then it might be time to replace your Hard Drive. In this guide you will finds step by step instructions on how to do so.

Parts

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  1. Turn off device before starting Flip the laptop upside down so you have access to the battery.
    • Turn off device before starting

    • Flip the laptop upside down so you have access to the battery.

  2. Slide lock button 1 to the unlock position and gently slide away from your body.
    • Slide lock button 1 to the unlock position and gently slide away from your body.

  3. Slide lock button 2 to the unlock position and continue gently sliding until the battery is removed. Slide lock button 2 to the unlock position and continue gently sliding until the battery is removed.
    • Slide lock button 2 to the unlock position and continue gently sliding until the battery is removed.

  4. Flip the device over and lay it down with the underside facing upwards. Unscrew all 7 screws. Note that they do not come out completely.
    • Flip the device over and lay it down with the underside facing upwards.

    • Unscrew all 7 screws. Note that they do not come out completely.

  5. Pry the bottom from the computer until it pops out.
    • Pry the bottom from the computer until it pops out.

  6. Unscrew the single screw that holds the hard drive in place.
    • Unscrew the single screw that holds the hard drive in place.

  7. Gently pull the hard drive to the right side and out of the socket that holds it in place. Gently pull the hard drive to the right side and out of the socket that holds it in place.
    • Gently pull the hard drive to the right side and out of the socket that holds it in place.

Conclusion

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

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I think the built-in battery should be temporarily disabled from the BIOS before opening up the T450s:

Before replacing any FRU, ensure that you have disabled the built-in battery by doing the following:

1. Disconnect the ac power adapter and all cables from the computer.

2. Restart the computer. When the ThinkPad logo is displayed, press F1 to start the ThinkPad Setup program.

3. Go to Config ➙ Power ➙ Disable built-in battery. [Right arrow to “Power”, down arrow to “Disable built-in battery”]

4. Press Enter. A Setup Confirmation window is displayed.

5. Select Yes in the Setup Confirmation window. The built-in battery is disabled and the computer turns off automatically. Wait three to five minutes to let the computer cool.

If you’ve done it right, pressing the power button will not turn on the laptop now. (Also, remember to take out the SIM card if you have one.) When you’re done, plug it into the AC power supply to re-enable the built-in battery.

(via the T450s service manual)

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