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Compaq 515 Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Hard Disk Drive
This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the hard disk drive for the Compaq 515 Notebook PC.
Minimum skill level
The End User requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The End user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.
Small, Phillips-head (P00 and P1) screwdrivers
NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.
The replacement part number will vary depending on the hard disk drive that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP .
NOTE: For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.
Summary of instructions
To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the hard disk drive, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library, ( Click here to go to HP Service Media Library ) then select Hard disk drive from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.
Click here to view the hard disk drive removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).
Hard disk drive removal
Hard disk drive replacement
If your part requires return then click on the appropriate link below: