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Replace the hard drive in an IBM Thinkpad R40

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  1. To remove the battery, slide the battery lock lever right, while pulling on the battery tab. To remove the battery, slide the battery lock lever right, while pulling on the battery tab.
    • To remove the battery, slide the battery lock lever right, while pulling on the battery tab.

  2. Remove the Phillips #1 screw from the bottom of the laptop. Pull on the small rise in the plastic to remove the hard drive holder.
    • Remove the Phillips #1 screw from the bottom of the laptop.

    • Pull on the small rise in the plastic to remove the hard drive holder.

    • Don't be afraid to use some force, it requires quite a bit of pressure to remove.

  3. Remove the hard drive holder completely from the computer. Push on the plastic, and the hard drive will pop out. Push on the plastic, and the hard drive will pop out.
    • Remove the hard drive holder completely from the computer.

    • Push on the plastic, and the hard drive will pop out.

  4. Remove the four Phillips #1 screws.
    • Remove the four Phillips #1 screws.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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