|Well, the hard drive's probably the third easiest part to replace, so there's that. Look at the bottom of your laptop for a symbol that'll either look like a cylinder, or 3 disks stacked one over the other. Remove that panel, remove the screws holding the HDD in, push the HDD away from the connector, then lift out, and remove the cradle from around the HDD. Congratulations, you just removed the HDD. Installing is the reverse of that. Then, it's just a question how good your backups are. |
For the replacement drive, it needs to be 2.5", and it needs to be some variation of SATA / Serial ATA. I'd recommend solid state, because SSDs handle movement better than traditional disks; I'd recommend a 250GB drive, since that's what your old drive was.
Or just skip the hassle and get a new laptop. Lenovos used to be built like a tank, but I can't recommend them these days.
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