How To Remove A Laptop Hard Drive?

Can I take the hard drive out of my laptop?

The way you remove a hard drive from a laptop varies from one laptop from another.

Generally, you can access the hard drive through the access panel, or a side panel.

Disconnect the power cable and the battery before beginning.

You will need a screwdriver.4 Mar 2018

Does removing hard drive remove all data?

Yes, removing the hard drive will guarantee all of your personal data is gone. yes, the Hard Drive is the only device in the laptop outside of a CD being stuck in the drive that will hold data once power is cut off to the RAM.22 Sep 2012

Where is the hard drive located in a laptop?

The most common type of hard drive is the side mounted slide hard drive, which the majority of new laptops use. On either the right or left side of the laptop, generally the side opposite the CD drive, there will be a small cut out section of the laptop case that can be slide out of the side of the computer.

How do I remove the harddrive from my HP laptop?

Removing the hard drive

  • Remove the battery.
  • Remove the service door.
  • Remove the two Phillips head screws that secure the hard drive to the computer.
  • Slide the hard disk drive back.
  • Use the black tab on the hard disk drive adapter cable to disconnect the cable from its connector.