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The Error Guy
15-06-2011, 06:16 PM
I need to remove the back panel to install my old laptop HDD into my new DV7's secondary HDD bay, the problem is they have made a single one single cover for everything and it doesn't have any screws on it, how do I get it off?

Does anyone know how to do this? I have searched unsucesfully for a manual/disassembly guide. thought perhaps it just pull off, I got a few tabs out but it felt like it was going to snap off, don't want to destroy 1700 worth of DV7 before its a day old :D

Model is DV7 6016TX

Cheers.

Alex B
15-06-2011, 08:54 PM
Probably a latch around the battery, you will probably need a special cable to install the second hdd.

8ftmetalhaed
16-06-2011, 08:10 AM
I'm not entirely sure if a DV5 has the same steps to be taken apart as a DV7, but this is pretty brilliant regardless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpCJzdWxEbQ

;)

Also you sure it'll allow that? If they're different connectors you might run into problems. Why not look into an enclosure or a dock?

nedkelly
16-06-2011, 09:05 AM
does this laptop have a expansion 3 port on it?
If it does I might look at getting one at somepoint.
Sorry for thread hack

linw
16-06-2011, 09:18 AM
Loved the video!! Give it a go!!

sahilcc7
16-06-2011, 05:35 PM
Check for screws/latch under battery like on DV5.

Check here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZgiX-pzdL8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on0lhozEiDU - I think this is your laptop.

The Error Guy
16-06-2011, 08:20 PM
No latch, just pulls up I believe. Decided to take the risk and popped it out. I do NOT like the idea of all these little plastic tags :/ will call HP and tell them is sucks and if it gets broken under normal use I will be expecting a free replacement.

Anyway, after opening it and getting the 2nd HDD panel off I find the there is conveniantly no 2nd HDD cable and none of the ones I have are long enough.

As part of my rant about plastic clips I will also be discussing the finer points of shipping a cable to me. The windows easy transfer too a good 2.5 hrs over 1gbps ethernet :( ah well.

Alex B
16-06-2011, 08:25 PM
Yeah...hp consumer stuff really isn't flash.

CYaBro
16-06-2011, 09:32 PM
I'm not entirely sure if a DV5 has the same steps to be taken apart as a DV7, but this is pretty brilliant regardless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpCJzdWxEbQ

;)

Also you sure it'll allow that? If they're different connectors you might run into problems. Why not look into an enclosure or a dock?

Hey I found that already :-)
http://blogs.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/dumb-terminal/2011/04/all_i_wanted_to_do_was_clean_t.html

:pf1mobmini: