Remove Lenovo G770 Hard Drive

2012-12-06 replace hard drive with SSD

Since I have to remove the hard drive to install Chameleon to dual boot Windows 7 & Lion, I documented the procedure for later if I need to do it again. The hard drive on my Lenovo G770 is 750GB Western Digital Green (this may be the problem why dual booting with EasyBCD doesn’t work). Anyhow, this is the way I did mine.

1. Remove battery, charge cable, make sure there’s NO POWER connected. Ground yourself to make sure there is no static charges that can damage electronics components.

2. Remove the plastic cover with 2 removable bigger screws and 4 small attached screws (have locks on screws).

back plastic cover     remove 6 screws

remove 6 screws     remove 6 screws

remove 6 screws      remove 6 screws

remove 6 screws      lift the back cover from left up

There are 2 screws holding the hard drive and bracket to the chassis, remove these 2 screws and slide the case out (toward the front)

remove 2 screws      slide the case back (toward the front)

Lift the hard drive and bracket out, there are 4 screws holding the hard drive to the bracket, if you have usb sata external adapter, to connect you don’t have to remove the bracket, just leave everything and connect to the usb adapter. But if you want to replace the hard drive, remove the 4 screws, take out the hard drive and replace with a new one. AGAIN, MAKE SURE TO GROUND YOURSELF (touch some computer case that plugged in-grounded or wear ground strap to pc case).

hd is out      wear ground strap

hd is out      2 screws on each side

All the grounding yourself is a good precaution on working with any electronic devices. If you work next on a computer, lamps, anything that electrical with metal case plugged in to AC socket, considered grounded. When you touch these cases, metal body, you’re discharged any electrical static charges through earth ground.

Be safe,

idog


8 thoughts on “Remove Lenovo G770 Hard Drive”

  1. Hi,
    you know which SSD goes best with Lenovo G770. I’m looking for some 500 GB SSD.

    many thanks for help
    Aqi

    1. If you read my SSD post, I used Crucial and it does work well. I think
      just get the least expensive one, they’re all good, just do some reading
      about the reviews, especially on Amazon.

      Cheers,

      Louis

    1. This Lenovo only has 1 bay for HDD, the other is the DVD drive already. I’m thinking about replace this with SSD and move the HDD to the DVD drive but haven’t had time to try it yet.

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