How to disassemble Sony Vaio TZ

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In this guide I explain how to disassemble Sony Vaio TZ series laptops in order to remove and replace the hard drive.

As an example I took a Sony Vaio TZ130N (Model: PCG-4L3L). The hard drive is buried deep inside the case and we’ll have to disassemble the whole thing apart.

I assume that my guide will work for the entire Sony Vaio TZ line. If it works for you, please mention the model number in the comments below.

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Upgrading hard drive in Sony Vaio PCG-V505DXP

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Upgrade hard drive in Sony Vaio

Here’s how I upgraded the hard drive in a Sony Vaio PCG-V505DXP laptop.

It had an older 60GB 4200RPM IDE HDD (Toshiba MK6021GAS) installed. The original one failed and I decided to upgrade it with a faster one.

I installed an inexpensive 120GB 5400RMP WD Scorpio IDE drive (WD12000BEVE) and it works like a charm.

The drive replacement procedure is pretty simple and here it is.

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