Having problems with your Sony VAIO PCV-RS312V PC Desktop ?

Location of the hard drive

\015 I need to replace the hard drive in my VGC-VA1 and don't know where it is or how to get to it. Any help appreciated, regards, Nicola\015

Answers :

Open up the cover of your CPU and there you will see your hard drive. It is not hidden. So long as you know what an hard drive looks like. It it inside the cpu.
Turn the desktop round so the back of it is facing you.
Remove the screws that are on the bottom left and right, and in the top middle and remove the outer casing by sliding the case towards you.

Once the outer cover is removed face the case so you can see the motherboard.
The hard drive is located behind the front panel of the case underneath the CD/DVD drives.
It should be laid on its side with cables coming from it.
As far as i know the hard drive bay will just slide out but there may be holding screws.

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