Introduction

How to remove and replace the hard drive.

Remove the 7 mm Philip screws.
  • Remove the 7 mm Philip screws.

  • Remove the 10 mm Philip screws.

  • Remove the 14 mm Philip screw.

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Open the flap on the left hand side. Open the flap on the left hand side.
  • Open the flap on the left hand side.

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Insert the iPod opening tools between the right and left sides of the latch. Pry at first the right then left side of the latch to detach the laptop's cover.
  • Insert the iPod opening tools between the right and left sides of the latch.

  • Pry at first the right then left side of the latch to detach the laptop's cover.

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Open the flap on the right side. Open the flap on the right side.
  • Open the flap on the right side.

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Insert the iPod opening tools within this latch towards the right side.
  • Insert the iPod opening tools within this latch towards the right side.

  • Gently pry out this side to release the top cover.

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Lift the keyboard slowly. The keyboard is attached to the computer via a cable which can be damaged if not careful.
  • Lift the keyboard slowly.

  • The keyboard is attached to the computer via a cable which can be damaged if not careful.

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Use your fingers or a spudger to detach the connector.
  • Use your fingers or a spudger to detach the connector.

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Carefully lift and remove the keyboard. Carefully lift and remove the keyboard.
  • Carefully lift and remove the keyboard.

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On the back of the computer, use a Flathead screwdriver to remove this lone screw.
  • On the back of the computer, use a Flathead screwdriver to remove this lone screw.

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After the screw is out, gently remove the cover. After the screw is out, gently remove the cover.
  • After the screw is out, gently remove the cover.

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Turn the computer back over so the hard drive faces up. Remove the shown screw with a Phillips screwdriver. Turn the computer back over so the hard drive faces up. Remove the shown screw with a Phillips screwdriver. Turn the computer back over so the hard drive faces up. Remove the shown screw with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Turn the computer back over so the hard drive faces up. Remove the shown screw with a Phillips screwdriver.

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Make sure you are grounded and detach the IDA cable connecting the hard disk to the motherboard.
  • Make sure you are grounded and detach the IDA cable connecting the hard disk to the motherboard.

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Remove the final two screws (shown) and slide out the hard drive. Remove the final two screws (shown) and slide out the hard drive.
  • Remove the final two screws (shown) and slide out the hard drive.

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Conclusion

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

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You don't have to go to this length to remove the hard drive on a 560Z. Only do steps 0 (remove battery), 9 (remove screw) and 10 (remove cover). Then simply grab the blue tab of the hard drive caddy and pull the drive out of the bay. Complete directions on maintenance of the IBM Thinkpad 560Z can be found here:

http://www.thinkpads.com/support/hmm/hmm...

The Hardware Maintenance Manual has all of the information you need to take a 560Z apart and put it back together.

The procedure outlined here is similar to what the 560, 560E and 560X systems required; the 560Z is totally different when removing the hard drive.

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