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I have removed the HDD from one of these laptops without any problems,
got the data I needed from it, however I cannot get the thing going
again.
i removed the HDD by removing the single screw at the front, sliding
the cover to the side, and gently pulling the HDD out. Looking inside
the cavity, I can see why it's not going, the connector looks like it
needs to be attached to the HDD front inside the laptop...is that
right? I hope so, because otherwise it looks like i've pulled the
connector from a mounting point (although I'm dammed if I can see
where the connector was mounted.

When putting in a HDD, do you need to open the whole chassis? (eg:
remove keyboard etc?

Many thanks
 

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On 14 Jun 2004 15:29:36 -0700, craigrnunn@hotmail.com (Hashi) wrote:

>I have removed the HDD from one of these laptops without any problems,
>got the data I needed from it, however I cannot get the thing going
>again.
>i removed the HDD by removing the single screw at the front, sliding
>the cover to the side, and gently pulling the HDD out. Looking inside
>the cavity, I can see why it's not going, the connector looks like it
>needs to be attached to the HDD front inside the laptop...is that
>right? I hope so, because otherwise it looks like i've pulled the
>connector from a mounting point (although I'm dammed if I can see
>where the connector was mounted.
>
>When putting in a HDD, do you need to open the whole chassis? (eg:
>remove keyboard etc?

I have two 370C's here, and they are different. One uses a plug/socket combo
and you just slide the drive in and it seats (like a PCMCIA card).

The other uses a flexicircuit and DOES require disassembly of the case. If
yours has a flexicircuit attached to the drive, it is the latter type. Post
again and I will generate a set of instructions on how to get in and out without
breaking things.
 
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budgie <me@privacy.net> wrote in message news:<0q4tc0he0kn12jnaq4gr0k0dc0vevnnae1@4ax.com>...
> On 14 Jun 2004 15:29:36 -0700, craigrnunn@hotmail.com (Hashi) wrote:
>
> >I have removed the HDD from one of these laptops without any problems,
> >got the data I needed from it, however I cannot get the thing going
> >again.
> >i removed the HDD by removing the single screw at the front, sliding
> >the cover to the side, and gently pulling the HDD out. Looking inside
> >the cavity, I can see why it's not going, the connector looks like it
> >needs to be attached to the HDD front inside the laptop...is that
> >right? I hope so, because otherwise it looks like i've pulled the
> >connector from a mounting point (although I'm dammed if I can see
> >where the connector was mounted.
> >
> >When putting in a HDD, do you need to open the whole chassis? (eg:
> >remove keyboard etc?
>
> I have two 370C's here, and they are different. One uses a plug/socket combo
> and you just slide the drive in and it seats (like a PCMCIA card).
>
> The other uses a flexicircuit and DOES require disassembly of the case. If
> yours has a flexicircuit attached to the drive, it is the latter type. Post
> again and I will generate a set of instructions on how to get in and out without
> breaking things.

I am blissed! Thank you!
Yes, it is a flexicircuit. It's the first time I have come across one
in a laptop, so imagine my surprise (and shocked worry...no
fingernails left!)
 
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