HP Pavilion dv1000 hard drive upgrade - how to?

By thenar
Feb 28, 2007
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  1. Anyone know how to upgrade the hard drive on an HP Pavilion dv1000 laptop (out of warranty)? I've upgraded desktops but never a laptop before... I don't even know the name of the screws and where to purchase the special screwdriver for starters. I Googled the topic but couldn't find anything useful, and of course HP's not providing easy upgrade instructions...
    Thanks!
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    simple. clone the current contents of your drive to your new hd - use a usb to ide adapter. use a clone tool like acronos. Some new drives have kits.

    then remove the caddy containing your old hd from your laptop. you may have to unscrew it from your system.

    carefully slide the caddy out. if there is a pin adapter on the end of the HD remove it, you will need it on the new drive. If not, don't worry about it.

    unscrew the hd from the caddy, remove and replace it with the new one.
    put the pin adaper on the new hd if applicable.
    slide the caddy back in, screw it in and reboot! simple too easy! :)
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