08-15-2017 08:44 AM - last edited on 08-15-2017 09:43 AM by Majestic
I need to pop in a new hard drive. That's easy enough to get to, but the battery isn't dead yet and it's almost impossible to disconnect the thing. Do I really have to wait until it dies before I can work on my notebook (meaning I'll never buy another Lenovo again), or is there a much easier way to drain/disconnect the battery than the obvious?
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08-15-2017 09:22 AM
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If you can simply follow the hardware manual for harddrive disassembly step as described here on page 34-35.
After removing the drive compartment cover you can proceed with the steps to remove the hard drive and do not include removing the battery.
There is, however, an attention notice:
• Before removing the drive, suggest the customer to backup all the
information on it if possible.
• Never remove the drive while the system is operating or is in suspend
08-15-2017 03:05 PM
Thank you! All went well installing the Crucial SSD. The notebook is much faster after that, plus doubling the RAM to 16GB!
One thing - the driver for the touchpad is corrupt. I downloaded it three times, twice from Lenovo and once from my desktop PC (transferred it with a flash drive). Each time I tried to install it, a dialog appeared to inform me the source files were corrupt.