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HP ProBook 4525s Notebook PC - Removing and Replacing the Hard Disk Drive

Introduction

This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the hard disk drive for the HP ProBook 4525s Notebook PC.

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Minimum skill level

The End-User should possess product-specific knowledge and technical skill on how to service the system, and have familiarity with the operating system.

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Tools required

  • Small, Phillips-head (P1) screwdriver.

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Parts required

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 .

Description
Part Number
Requires Return
DRV HDD 500GB 7200 RPM
616288-001(Original)
Yes
DRV HDD 320GB 7200 RPM
616287-001(Original)
Yes
DRV HDD 250GB 7200 RPM
616286-001(Original)
Yes
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.

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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 Services 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

  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:

    Click here to view the precautions .

    CAUTION: Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. Remove the battery. Click here for instructions on how to remove battery

  3. Remove the switch cover. Click here for instructions on how to remove the switch cover .

  4. Partially or completely remove the keyboard. Click here for instructions on how to remove the keyboard .

  5. Remove the palm rest. Click here for instructions on how to remove the palm rest .

  6. Remove the two 5 mm P1 Phillips-head screws from the left side of the hard disk drive bracket.

  7. Loosen the captive P1 Phillips-head screw on the right side of the hard disk drive bracket.

  8. Use the black Mylar tab located on the hard disk drive enclosure to slide the hard disk drive away from the hard disk drive connector on the system board.

  9. Remove the hard disk drive from the hard disk drive bay.

    NOTE: If necessary, remove the hard disk drive from the hard disk drive bracket by removing four 4 mm P1 Phillips-head screws, and reuse the hard disk drive bracket with the replacement hard disk drive.
  10. Place the hard disk drive in an electrostatic dissipative bag.

Hard disk drive replacement

  1. Remove the hard disk drive from the electrostatic dissipative bag.

  2. Place the hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bay and align it with the hard disk drive connector on the system board.

  3. Use the black Mylar tab located on the hard disk drive enclosure to slide the hard disk drive securely onto the hard disk drive connector.

  4. Tighten the captive P1 Phillips-head screw on the right side of the hard disk drive bracket.

  5. Replace the two 5 mm P1 Phillips-head screws on the left side of the hard disk drive bracket.

  6. Replace the palm rest. Click here for instructions on how to replace the palm rest .

  7. Replace the keyboard. Click here for instructions on how to replace the keyboard .

  8. Replace the switch cover. Click here for instructions on how to replace the switch cover .

  9. Replace the battery. Click here for instructions on how to replace battery

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Parts return

If your part requires return then click on the appropriate link below:

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for US .

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for Europe .

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