Presario 1200 & 1600 Series Hard Drive Installation Guide


Compaq® Presario 1200 & 1600 Series

Hard Drive Installation Instructions

  1. Turn the notebook upside-down.
  2. Remove the 3 Torx T-8 screws located towards the front of the computer. (Some model may have another screw inside the battery case.)
  3. Turn the notebook right-side-up.
  4. Lift the LCD to its upright position.
  5. Carefully lift up the palmrest making sure not to tug on the mouse's ribbon cable and let it rest on the keyboard. WARNING! If you tug on the cable you will disconnect the mouse and it is NOT EASY to reconnect!
  6. Remove the 4 Torx T-8 screws that mount the hard drive in place.
  7. Gently lift the hard drive up a few inches and remove the ribbon cable attached to the hard drive.
  8. Remove the 4 Torx T-8 screws that mount the hard drive to its bracket.
  9. Remove the hard drive from its bracket.
  10. Place the new hard drive into the bracket.
  11. Attach the 4 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #8.
  12. Attach the hard drive ribbon cable to your new hard drive.
  13. Seat the new hard drive into its compartment.
  14. Replace the 4 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #6.
  15. Replace the palmrest, making sure it snaps down into place.
  16. Lower the LCD.
  17. Turn the notebook upside-down.
  18. Replace the 3 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #2.







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