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Help please: Thinkpad 540p Removal of hard drive advice...

2015-02-27, 15:44 PM

I want to remove the hard drive and replace with an SDD. I have removed the big cover and can see the HDD as per the service manual page. The silver screw is loose but just spins and will not come out. I have tried gently lifting the HDD up with the screw in place but the HDD seems firmly fixed still. The caddy around the HDD appears to be plastic. I don't want to apply pressure without some advice. (a) How can I get the screw out? (b) how much force is needed to lift up the HDD before sliding it out?

 

 

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Re: Help please: Thinkpad 540p Removal of hard drive advice...

2015-02-27, 16:45 PM
Sorry I can't find a way to delete this post but [blush] the silver screw wan't spinning the screwdriver was skipping over the crosshead. I got a better screwdriver and extracted the screw and changed the SDD in a few minutes. Sorry everybody! :(

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Re: Help please: Thinkpad 540p Removal of hard drive advice...

2015-03-04, 13:22 PM

Cool. You have nothing to apologize for though. Everybody has those. Many times the action of asking for help changes perspective just enough to see the solution. Weird, but that's how it works. Also, get a magnetic screwdriver.

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