Satellite A30 - how to remove the hard drive
Hi, new here...
Can someone tell me how to remove the hard drive in my Tosh A30...
The hard drive on your SA30 is in the optical drive, but slide the optical drive out of its housing (undo the F5 marked screws on the bottom of the laptop).
The hard drive will be visible fixed with four Phillips head screws that need to be removed (two on each side of the hard drive. With the removed screws, gently slide the hard drive toward the front of the laptop to disconnect its connector and carefully pull it out of its Bay.
Hello world. I have a problem with my Satellite L300. I put a password on the HARD drive and now I want to remove it, but it doesn't let me,
So any ideas on how to completely remove the prompt to "enter the password for HARD drive built-in user" would be very appreciated.
Thank you very much
Please check this thread:
The user wrote:
+ It's usually
cycle which starts when you press or to start to change this option. +.
+ Once, I found that I was out. +
Hope this is the info that you need to remove the HARD drive password...
I have Toshiba Satellite U400-PSU40E. I put the HARD drive password to test this optoins in BIOS. It woks fine. After that, I remove the HDD password, but when BONES start to start the fist show me black sreen with password and when push enter Os start at startup.
How to remove this black screen (password disk HARD is clear) before you set a password it is not this black screen?
You only set the HARD drive password or another password too?
Normally the HARD drive password can be removed in the BIOS. Therefore, to set a new password and don't enter all the keys. Just press the Enter key to leave the new password disk HARD vacuum box.
Try to also load default settings in the BIOS and if it doesn't work, you must update the BIOS. You can find the latest version on the official website of Toshiba.
can someone tell me how to get into my hard drive on my Toshiba Satellite A30, I need to renew... as one who is in all at the time does not work... even in the plans or photos of how it is all set up help of mites...
Thank you weman4u
Buli thanks for this great link.
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Can anyone tell please how to remove the hard drive of the computer laptop Pavilion ze5730us? I know its under the keyboard somehow, but I don't know how or where that open. I could not find this model on YouTube either.
Thanks in advance for your help.
The only manual that I could find is one that covers the ze5600.
See if it will work for your model too.
Can someone tell me how to remove the hard drive of a 1444dx dv4 notebook? My laptop does not pass enven boot in safe mode. I tried to let repair system automatic and also tried recovery to a date when the latter worked correctly, but neither translates into success.
I want to remove the hard drive and save my data before trying to reinstall the original image from the D: drive.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
The procedure to replace the hard drive is detailed from Page 59 of your & Maintenance Guide.
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I would like to remove the internal hard disk of 60 GB of my satellite P10 804 and replace it with a bigger drive, but cannot find a way to enter in the case of removing the HARD drive.
Does anyone have the details on how to do?
To my knowledge, the HARD drive must be placed under the optical dirve.
To remove the HARD drive, first remove the battery and the optical drive, and then follow the steps below:
1. remove the four black screws that anchor the shield of aluminum covering the HARD drive and pull it out.
2. gently pull on the HARD drive the front panel of the computer to disconnect the system board, then pull it out.
3. remove the four silver screws that attach the HARD drive to the HARD disk case.
But be careful. If you have no experience ask someone with more experience in these replacements.
So, my laptop is unrecoverly dead ;(
(Toshiba Satellite C660D - 1-3)
but the HARD drive still works (Toshiba HDD2L04 320)
the problem is, I protected with a password that I can not turn off.
I have the password, I could also save all my important files to an old crappy HP laptop running.
But now I'd like to use it as an external drive, I can't as long as it is protected (I tried a few PC, nothing worked).
When I try to disable it in the BIOS of the old HP, it asks me on a second password, a password for the master user... but I've never had one in my Toshiba :/
What now? What I have to go to a store and try an another Toshiba or is it a tool to disable the password of windows or linux?
Unknown HARD disk password can not be removed... even the authorized service provider Toshiba will not be able to remove this password disk HARD unknown.
In this case, the HARD drive will be useless
Take a look at this FAQ from Toshiba:
Is it possible to delete a HARD drive password?
I want to change my Satellite P10 for a bigger HARD drive.
But I Don t know how to remove the DvD drive.
On this laptop, I mean that the HARD drive is under the DvD drive.
Please help me, if you know how to change the HARD drive.
I'm not too sure about the P10, but on my A30 the hadr drive is under the DVD-ROM. It is secured in place by a single screw (accessible from under the laptop), and when it is deleted the DVD-ROM slides just to place revealing the hard drive.
The hard drive is fixed with 4 screws (2 on each side)
I have a problem with my Portege 3490CT. It is completely dead (won't start not or read from USB floppy to use recovery discs). I would like to remove the hard drive to try to recover the information about it. Can someone tell me how to get out? I already have access to it, but I don't want to damage it in progress...
You can check this page
Can someone tell me how to remove a hard drive from a s35dvd please? I can't find a manual anywhere, and I need to remove the drive to try to remove a virus load that I can't remove it with windows running or even in safe mode.
Unfortunately this Toshiba device it unknown to me and I don t have found all documents on the replacement HARD drive.
But as far as I know, there should be only 2 possibilities how to do to remove the HARD drive.
1.) under the disk HARD is placed at the bottom of the unit and you should only remove the cover of the HARD drive.
2.) HARD drive is placed in the Notepad. In this case you will need to Remover the keyboard and some covers to replace the HARD drive
Well, I can give you only that info. I think that if you want to know the detailed instructions, you should contact Toshiba service partner because it has a more detailed information on these cases.
Hello. I need to replace the HARD drive on pc to my wife s5220y. This model has a case that only the side panel off. Other models simular have a case where the side and bottom panel detaches in an L shape, making it easy to remove the HARD drive. Can someone explain to me how do I get the HARD drive of this model or refrence to a video or a diagram. Thank you very much.
Please see if the info in the upgrade guide and maintenance is a help to you:
I removed the ropes attached to the hard drive. I also removed the 2 screws on top. but the hard drive doesn't go out. are there instructions for this particular model and where can I find it?
Mahjal, welcome to the forum.
Here's a guide that should help you remove the hard drive.
Please click on the Thumbs up button '+' if I helped you and click on "Accept as Solution" If your problem is resolved.
I have the following problem: I set a password for the HARD drive in my old Satellite Pro A120-154 years ago, and now I want to remove or change the passowrd since I'll give you this laptop for my nephew. Instead I don't know the password, I am not able to change or remove, not with the password of Toshiba uitility program and not with the BIOS set up.
Further I can't find any info on this in the user manual. How can I do this?
I found several useful documents from Toshiba on HARD drive password. Please take some time and pick up some info on HARD drive password and how it works.
I want to spend the hard drive from my old laptop Satellite 1130. But the manual to write that it is fixed, could I ask if I can update and how to?
HARD drive upgrade is possible on each unit. The HARD disk must be placed under the optical media drive. Optical media drive is fixed with a screw on the underside. Remove this screw and you will be able to opt out of the Bay.
HARD disk itself is fixed by four screws.
Please don't do anything if you n t have experience with it, because everything you do to yourself is at your own risk.
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