These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process.
To avoid electric shock please make sure product is turned off and disconnected from the power source.
Remove jewelry before you begin work to avoid scratching the surface of your desktop computer.*
Place your desktop computer on a clean, stable and covered surface to avoid damage to the computer's
Follow the ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage prevention instructions:
Hold parts by the edges, away from exposed circuitry when possible.
Do not walk around excessively as this promotes static build-up.
The appearance of the electronic components shown in the illustrations may be different from the
components shipped. This slight difference does not affect the accuracy of these instructions.
* Sony is not responsible for any loss of data associated with your computer or any damage caused by incorrect handling of the computer
under these procedures. The terms of your Sony Limited Warranty continue to apply.
Disconnect the power cord. Failure to do
so can result in damage to the unit or personal injury.
Using the enclosed magnetic screwdriver, remove the two (2)
indicated screws, loosening the chassis panel cover. Rotate the
unit so the panel with the vents is facing you. Remove the panel
and set it aside.
Step 3. Using the enclosed magnetic
screwdriver, remove the two (2)
indicated screws from the hard drive
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
Step 4. Pull the hard drive bracket
enclosure from the unit in the direction of
VGC-RBxx Series Hard Disk Drive
Step 2. Locate the power cable  and serial ATA cable . Proceed
and disconnect these cables from the hard drive.
force may be required to initiate removal of the cables. Grasp the cable
connectors where possible and take caution not to damage the cables.
Pull with equal force on both sides of the cable connectors to remove
Step 5. Using the enclosed magnetic screwdriver,
remove the two (2) indicated screws and set