Hard drive replacement may seem like a daunting task to do by yourself without an expert looking over your shoulder or doing it for you but it would certainly cost you less if you perform this procedure yourself. If you follow the steps in a systematic fashion, then chances are that you will have done a pretty good job at repairing your computer. All you have to do is to follow the steps mentioned below…
- When you choose a new hard drive to fit into your system and replace the old one with it, you have to make sure that you have picked the correct size out. This is important because the hard drives that are available in the market are of different types and you have to be sure that you picked the one that would fit into your computer. Checking your hard disk connector for details may help in this step.
- Before you do the hard drive replacement, you have to make sure that you have all your important files in your old hard drive secure and backed up. Copying the files from your old hard drive to another source is a viable option. You may even use backup software to help you out with this step.
- Next step in the hard drive replacement procedure is to turn your laptop upside down and use the right sized screw driver to take out your old hard drive that needs to be replaced. You might want to take out the battery so that the internal hardware of your laptop becomes accessible to you. This step requires you to be gentle in removing the hard drive even if you are seemingly unable to take it out without forcing it. You have to be careful to not to damage the connector of the hard drive so that it can be used even after the procedure.
- Now you will have to gently put in the new hard drive in place of the old one. This is installing the new drive.
- The last step in the hard disk replacement procedure is the configuration of the new drive. You have to replace all the screws and then start the configuration. If the BIOS of your system detects the new hard drive, you have successfully completed the process of replacing the hard drive of your system. After installing the operating system, you will be able to use your computer with the new hard drive.