How to Remove the Hard Disk in the Toshiba Satellite A135

All hard disk drives eventually fail, and laptop computer manufacturers know this. Although most laptop computers are not meant to be fully disassembled by the end user, the hard drive for a laptop is often located in a compartment on the bottom or side where you can reach it with little effort. Such is the case with the Toshiba Satellite A135, which has a compartment for the hard drive on the bottom. Remove the hard drive from your Toshiba Satellite A135 if you want to upgrade to a larger-capacity model or replace a dead hard drive with a new one.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips head screwdriver
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Instructions

    • 1

      Shut the Toshiba Satellite A135 down and disconnect the charging cable. Remove all external hardware.

    • 2

      Position the Toshiba Satellite A135 upside-down with the battery facing away from you. Push both battery release tabs to the right, and push the battery out of the back of the computer.

    • 3

      Unscrew the two Phillips head screws from the left side of the hard drive cover in the lower-left corner of the Toshiba Satellite A135. Remove the cover.

    • 4

      Lift the left side of the metal hard drive carrier, and slide the carrier slightly to the left to disconnect the hard drive from the logic board.

    • 5

      Lift the hard drive carrier up to remove it from the Toshiba Satellite A135.

    • 6

      Unscrew the four Phillips head screws from the bottom of the hard drive carrier to remove the hard disk drive from the carrier.

    • 7

      Replace the Toshiba Satellite A135 hard drive with another 2.5-inch SATA laptop hard drive.

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