Removing fujitsu hard drive

  kartesian 21:48 22 Jan 11

I have a fujitsu amilo laptop and I need to remove the hard drive.

I have taken a panel off the bottom of the laptop but this does not give access to the HDD.

With the laptop upside down the HDD is in the bottom left and there is a cover on the side of the laptop that can be removed which allows you to see the end of the HDD but how does it come out?

There is a metallic looking band in the centre of the exposed end of the HDD, do I pull this? I am reluctant because it is a metallic looking strip/band.

If anybody can tell me how to get the HDD out I would be very grateful.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:11 22 Jan 11

A tip for the removal of the Amilo Pro V2000
hard disk -
1. On the underside of the laptop there are three
lids: the largest is the battery, the medium one is the RAM compartment, and the smallest (close to the front edge of the laptop) is covering the hard disk.

2. First, remove the battery. The open the single
screw holding the HD cover lid in place. Open the

3. There is a fabric belt loop on the end of the
HD, close to the front edge of the laptop. Grab
the loop and lift it, simultaneously jiggling
the HD (I helped with a srewdriver) sideways
so that it passes the plastic claws holding it
down. There is also a metal clip on the left
side of the HD, which I pressed with a screwdriver,
but it does not appear to hold the HD after all.

4. The front end of the HD now pops up and it
can be slided forward and pulled away from the
IDE connector.

  kartesian 16:36 23 Jan 11

Thanks /\0/\ Fruit Bat, I've removed it now.

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