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Posted: 1/26/2014 2:49:03 PM EDT
I have a lap top I've owned for sometime..the second hard drive in 10 years has going tits up but the
unit itself is in ok usable shape EsPEciALLY want the thing for travel..I have a NEW Toshiba Satllite that is suitable
and would prefer to not chance killing it too soon...so.

can I, a reasonably adept old guy with more than a few tools and a reasonably steady hand, replace the hard drive in a
HP G70-258US?????????
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 3:00:36 PM EDT
Usually all you need is a small philips head screw driver, it's pretty easy. On most laptops there is just a panel on the bottom or side that you remove the screws to open and underneath is the hard drive.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 3:03:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2014 3:07:41 PM EDT by satx-satx]
Yes.
Hard drive replacement in a laptop isn't that tough. If you can use a screwdriver you should be able to swap one out.
I found a manual that will help.

Instructions start on page 10.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01523646.pdf

There are probably also Youtube videos that might help
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=650mXGa-kDY

Good luck!
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 3:16:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2014 3:17:45 PM EDT by waltherboy]
Are you willing to spend the extra money for an ssd?  Should last a lot longer.

Download crystal disk info and it should say the health of the hdd.
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 3:22:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By waltherboy:
Are you willing to spend the extra money for an ssd?  Should last a lot longer.

Download crystal disk info and it should say the health of the hdd.
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the drive has crapped out, I meant that and spelled going instead of GONE, got a warning message one day
saying it detected an issue and to do an immediate back up and shut down...I did and it went lights out and wont come up
with anything...not remembering the message, but the drives done...
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 5:23:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2014 5:24:08 PM EDT by cruze5]
Link Posted: 1/26/2014 6:32:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2014 6:34:01 PM EDT by GlutealCleft]
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Originally Posted By cruze5:
Ssd  is a waste on older hardware
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Absolutely not true.

Fast disks are always a plus.   I've put SSDs in old machines for people, and 100% of the time, they've been very pleased with the results.

Sure, if the machine doesn't have SATA, you're out of luck, but if it's got SATA, an SSD will make a pleasant difference.
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