Having problems with your Sony VAIO VGN-SZ230P/B Notebook ?

How to get at the hard drive on sony vaio laptop VGN-SZ230P, I tried to undo all screws on the underside and cant pry it open the under cover , seems caught , afraid to break it are there any screws under the round black glued cushion padsthat I should look for ? is it a 3.5 or 2.5" drive? so i cna order the new one I found specs saying its 3.5 but my friend sys it cant be its too big for a laptop? many thanks pierre


Answers :

Visit the how to guide at
http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2008/01/07/service-manuals-for-sony-vaio-laptops-notebooks/
and at
http://repair4laptop.org/disassembly_sony.html
they have easy instructions
good luck

Pierre\015\012
\015\012Sony indicates that the hard drive is not a user replaceable device on that model, so it appears that disassembly of the chassis is required to remove the hard drive. Information can be found here: http://laptoprepair.ca/news/11294/2.html There are a series of disassembly photos at the bottom of the page (Best info I could find) The HDD will be 2.5 inch (3.5 in drives are desktop) You can find replacement drives here:\015\012http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148310
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