Introduction

Here, I'll replace the hard disk of my ThinkPad X220 in a few steps.

Put the laptop upside down.
  • Put the laptop upside down.

Unscrew the HDD slot cover. Unscrew the HDD slot cover.
  • Unscrew the HDD slot cover.

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You will arrive to something like this. Pull the black tab popping out to remove the HDD from its tray.
  • You will arrive to something like this.

  • Pull the black tab popping out to remove the HDD from its tray.

  • The little black tab can be fragile. I recommend you to put tape on it when you have removed the HDD from the bracket to make it tougher.

Congratulations! You got the HDD out of the laptop. We can now put the laptop somewhere else and focus on the HDD. On each long side of the HDD, two rubber bands are located. Pull them to remove them and access to the screws.
  • Congratulations! You got the HDD out of the laptop. We can now put the laptop somewhere else and focus on the HDD.

  • On each long side of the HDD, two rubber bands are located. Pull them to remove them and access to the screws.

Unscrew the 4 screws located on the two long sides of the drives...
  • Unscrew the 4 screws located on the two long sides of the drives...

  • ...and push the HDD outside from its retention bracket.

You're done! To reassemble, place a new drive in the bracket and follow the steps in the reverse order.
  • You're done! To reassemble, place a new drive in the bracket and follow the steps in the reverse order.

Conclusion

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

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alphaLONE

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I just hope that a 64 year old crazy cat lady can do this without blowing up the galaxy

Bobbi Johnson - Reply

Thanks dude.

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