Introduction

Use this guide to replace the hard drive on a Sony Vaio Tap 21 all-in-one. The hard drive is covered by a circle pattern metal grill. It is located in between the battery and the motherboard.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Locate the hard drive.
    • Locate the hard drive.

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  2. Locate the 13mm screws for the hard drive and use the JIS 0 screwdriver to unscrew.
    • Locate the 13mm screws for the hard drive and use the JIS 0 screwdriver to unscrew.

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    • Gently lift the hard drive upwards.

    • Ensure you have a gentle hold on the hard drive cable.

    • Gently pull the cable from the base where the cable header meets the hard drive.

    • To ensure no damage is done on the cable header, pull the header gently from both sides at the same time or gently from the center.

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    • Locate the screws.

    • Using the JIS 0 screwdriver, unscrew the 4mm screws.

    • Gently lift the frame after screws have been taken out.

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Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

Is that a M.2 SSD Slot on the motherboard?

tedsoldier - Reply

Yes, there is an M.2 SSD slot on the left side of the motherboard. I’ve installed a 256GB SSD in the slot on my VT21

Bill Scharf - Reply

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