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sbrite10
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Registered: ‎06-11-2009
Location: Vancouver, Washington
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Upgrading the HDD in Ideapad Y650

I posted in another message but maybe it wasnt clear.I want to know where the Harddrive is located in my Ideapad Y650.I figured out where the RAM is located which is under the Keyboard but couldnt see the Harddrive itself.Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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sbrite10
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Registered: ‎06-11-2009
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Re: Upgrading the HDD in Ideapad Y650

No one has a clue how to access the HDD bay for an Upgrade on the Y650?

 

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redoxrick
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Registered: ‎06-30-2009
Location: USA
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Re: Upgrading the HDD in Ideapad Y650

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I had to figure this out the hard way.

 

The y650 has a all-in-one back that lets you have access to the entire motherboard. In order to upgrade you have to take off the entire back of the y650. The hardrive is located directly under the trackpad. 

Unfortunately, it seems to be secured pretty well in place(read: I couldn't get it out without risking damage) so i'm not sure if its possible to upgrade.

Message Edited by redoxrick on 06-30-2009 09:06 AM
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wharrgarbl
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Registered: ‎05-08-2009
Location: Texas, USA
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Re: Upgrading the HDD in Ideapad Y650

It is right under the trackpad. Once you have opened up the notebook, remove the little circuit board that houses the status lights (2 small screws). Then slide the hard drive into the space where the status lights were, and you can lift it out of the computer. To re-install, do the exact opposite.