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.


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.