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Replacing HDD in Sony Vaio PCG-R600HEK aka PCG-R505TSK in US

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Fred Finisterre, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I think the hard disk in my Vaio laptop is about to fail. It's a few years
    old, so I guess replacing it will be down to me.

    So, a few questions:

    1. What hard disks will it take? And what maximum size in GB?
    2. How easy it to change? Any diagrams or instructions anywhere?
    3. Is there anywhere in London that'll do it for a reasonable price if it is
    a bit tricky?


    Fred Finisterre, Sep 17, 2004
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  2. I put a Fujitsu MHT2080AT (80 gig) drive in my R505TS a while back,
    and it went pretty well. I did have to grind down part of the
    protruding plastic from the touchpad assembly to get it to fit, but
    that wasn't difficult. It's a 'standard' 9.5mm drive, dunno why it
    was just a little bit bigger than the stock drive that came with
    Remove the eight marked-with-an-arrow screws from the bottom, move the
    keyboard back out of the way, remove the wrist rest, and the rest is
    pretty trivial. Hint: The non-drive end of the connector cable plugs
    into the board, it's a lot easier to get the cable assembly off if you
    unplug it from the board first.

    Takes maybe 1/2 hour if you know what you are doing, maybe twice that
    if you don't have alot of experience.
    William P.N. Smith, Sep 18, 2004
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