HDD removal manual
To extract your hard drive from laptop:
  • Turn off your computer. Remove the battery
  • Turn the laptop upside down
  • Remove screws securing the hard drive cover and remove the hard drive.

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Gateway Laptop (notebook computer):
How to remove the hard drive

The Illustrated Step-by-step Drive Removal Instructions for Laptops

Universal drive removal insturctions for Gateway notebook computers

  1. Turn off your notebook. Disconnect your notebook from the optional port replicator.
    Disconnect the AC adapter, modem cable, and network cable, if connected to your notebook. Disconnect all peripheral devices connected to your notebook.
  2. Turn your notebook over so the bottom is facing up, then remove battery.
  3. Loosen the hard drive bay cover screw (this screw cannot be removed), then remove the hard drive bay cover.
Loosen the hard drive bay cover screw

4. Slide the hard drive away from the hard drive connector.

Slide the hard drive away from the hard drive connector

5. Lift the hard drive kit out of your notebook.
Important: Be careful not to bend the connector pins on the hard drive kit.

Lift the hard drive kit out of your notebook.

6. Remove the four screws that secure the hard drive to the hard drive kit bracket.
Remove the bracket from the hard drive.

Remove the bracket from the hard drive

Note: Keep the bracket kit for the new hard drive installation.

 

After you are done with the hard drive removal you may proceed to placing the data recovery order.

Failed drive - Seagate ST3640323AS Barracuda 7200.11 external from Dept. of Civil, Env. and Arch. Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence
» Clicking. Won't read. After 3 months of not using since it was not working I hooked it back up yesterday (1-25-06) and it worked for a couple of hours. I successfully downloaded some folders then it again quit working and resumed clicking.

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