Laptops like the Toshiba Tecra 8000 usually come stock with small hard drives. So, it can be desirable to replace the small original hard drive with a larger one. Removing hard drives on laptop computers, in most cases, is even more simple than removing desktop hard drives.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Flathead screw driver
- Phillips screw driver
- Clean rag
Close the screen on the laptop computer and turn it over.
Lay the computer on a soft, clean towel, or something else that will prevent it from being scratched.
Clean the bottom surface of the computer with a rag so that you can easily access the hard drive. Make sure that all dust and residue is removed before continuing.
On the front edge of the computer, there will be a sliding port held in by two screws. This is where the hard drive is located in the Toshiba Tecra 8000.
Gently remove both of the screws securing the hard drive. Place them in safely away from the laptop computer.
Use a flathead screwdriver to slightly pry the hard drive out of its slot. Then, pull it the rest of the way out. Be sure to pull it as straight as possible to prevent bending any of the port's pins.
Tips and warnings
- Only remove the hard drive if it is absolutely necessary. This process can easily damage hardware within the computer.
- Be very careful of static electricity when working with any parts in the laptop computer. Use static spray if necessary.