Steps in changing the hard drive on Dell Studio 1555

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Hey experts, my Dell Studio 1555 hard drive got corrupted; I want to replace it immediately. Please help ASAP. Thanks in advance.

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Steps in changing the hard drive on Dell Studio 1555


Here we'll cover how to expel the base, lid of the portable PC, how to evacuate the drive caddy, and how to expel the genuine hard drive.

Step 1 — Hard Drive

  1. Assemble apparatuses and materials.
  2. Flip over the tablet, and expel battery as a security insurance.

Step 2:

  1. If you take a quick look at the base of the tablet, you will see that there is a board that is removable.
  2. Unscrew the sinks that hold the board place.
  3. Unscrew the screws until they are free. They won't leave the board.
  4. In the wake of extricating every one of the screws, lift the board up from the principle skeleton.
  5. You may need to utilize a flathead screwdriver to lift the board.

Step 3

  1. Presently we have entry to the internals of the portable PC.
  2. On the off chance that the battery is far from you, the hard drive ought to be nearer towards you on the left.
  3. Begin by evacuating the screws holding the caddy into the skeleton.
  4. These screws have a more adjusted top, and are longer.
  5. Once released, you can expel with your fingers or tweezers, and afterward put them aside.             

Step 4

  1. Take the screws out while holding the drive to the caddy.
  2. These screws have a flatter head, and are shorter.
  3. Standard drive screws are often used in mounting the hard drive to brackets to be able to put it into a desktop PC.
  4. They are normally screwed very tightly and one will need extra effort to remove them. You may use a screwdriver with bigger handle.
  5. Now, put all the screws aside except from the screws that we last removed.


Step 5

  1. Since the screws are expelled, the caddy can be expelled from the frame and drive.
  2. Pull the dark tab on the right half of the caddy, and draw up.
  3. It may take some squirming however, it ought to turn out.

Step 6

  1. Since the caddy is expelled, we can take the drive out of its place.
  2. It ought to lift out effectively, yet it will at present be appended with a link.
  3. Put it aside on top of the optical drive, the one that has a metal exterior.

Step 7

  1. Since the drive is expelled, we need to evacuate the link associating it to the motherboard.
  2. It might be difficult to do as to begin with, yet there are a few forests that you can use to clutch.
  3. Pull the connector from the drive tenderly.
  4. Squirming the connector a bit helps a little.

Step 8

  1. In the event that you thought that it was hard to evacuate the drive or the link interfacing the drive to the motherboard, you can expel the entire link without a moment's delay.
  2. In the event that you look to one side of the drive, you will get to see another dark tab, and however I've additionally seen blue ones.
  3. Pull this tab delicately keeping in mind the end goal to expel the link.
  4. Once more, squirming likewise makes a difference.

Step 9

  1. On the off chance that you expelled the drive utilizing steps 1-7 then what you have ought to be left.
  2. On the off chance that you experienced difficulty expelling the drive, and you experienced to step 8.
  3. The drive ought to have a SATA interface, so you ought to have the capacity to mount it into another PC utilizing 2.5" to 3.5" converter sections and a SATA link.
  • To reassemble your gadget, take after these guidelines in converse request.


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