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August 22, 2007, 7:46 pm
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Re: Sony Vaio PCG-R505DL how to remove hard drive
If you are mechanically inclined, you might have a chance at removing
the drive. Download the manual in pdf format from
You are in luck: Sony normally provides only an exploded view of the
notebook, sometimes with the screws that need to be removed in bold or
in color. This one has a flow diagram that show only the keyboard and
palmrest need be removed to get at the HD. The keyboard and palrest
instructions are numbered sequentially in their respective drawings.
If you have to release the keyboard cable, be sure to unlock the wedge
on the cable clamp at the mainboard - do NOT PULL THE CABLE OUT unless
the wedge is removed first! The palmrest cable (touchpad) is likely a
ribbon cable that does pull out using the blue tab. Replace that cable
by grasping both the blue tab and the cable. (Blue is usual for Sony
ribbon cable tabs, yours might be different)
Good luck with this. Post *any* questions before going at the HD
replacement with hammer and tongs late at night.