This guide will inform readers on how to safely uninstall the hard drive of the Sony VAIO VPC-EB33FM laptop using your hands and a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

If the laptop isn't turned off, then do so by holding down the power button.
  • If the laptop isn't turned off, then do so by holding down the power button.

  • Turn the laptop onto its backside.

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Locate the battery below the screen attachment.
  • Locate the battery below the screen attachment.

  • The battery is shaped as a long rectangle with rounded edges.

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  • Press into the release button while holding the unlock button in position.

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  • Lift the battery out at the notch while holding the release button.

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  • Remove all charge from the laptop by holding down the power button for at least 5 seconds.

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  • Turn laptop onto its backside and locate the hard drive cover panel.

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  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 7.75-mm cover screws on the bottom corners of the panel.

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  • Use a finger/fingernail to grip the notch at the bottom of the panel to lift it off.

  • You may need to use your other hand to safely remove the panel.

  • You can also use a spudger for this step

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  • The hard drive should now be exposed.

  • Remove the two remaining 7.75-mm screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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  • Grab the tab between your thumb and index finger.

  • Hold the hard drive securely in a horizontal position using your other hand.

  • Push the hard drive to the left using the plastic tab to disconnect it from the laptop.

  • To prevent damage of the connection on the hard disk drive or the laptop, perform this task slowly and with care.

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  • While still holding the plastic tab, lift the right side of the hard drive out at a 45º angle.

  • Pull the hard drive out.

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  • If you need to remove the bracket from the hard drive, follow the next few steps:

    • Remove the two 3.67-mm screws from either side of the bracket with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • Lift the bracket off the hard drive.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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This is very good step by step instructions guide. Loved it and was able to remove my laptop hd very easily. I created this account only to say thanks to writer. Amazing job !! Thaks ton.

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