These easy instructions are intended to guide you through the replacement process. If you need additional
help, please call 1-866-651-7669 for technical support from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm EST.
To avoid electric shock, please make sure product is turned off and AC Adaptor is disconnected
from the power source. Remove jewelry before you begin work to avoid scratching the surface of
your notebook computer.*
Place your notebook computer on a clean, stable and covered surface to avoid damage to the
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.
Step 1. Prepare the Computer.
computer is turned off, the lid is closed,
and the AC Adapter is disconnected.
Failure to do so can result in damage to
Place the computer upside down on a
protected surface with the front edge
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VGN-AWxx Series Hard Disk Drive
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU START
Push left tab in the unlock position
Lift to remove
Step 2. Remove the Battery Pack.
1. Slide the left battery tab to the
2. With your right thumb, slide the
right battery tab in the release
direction and hold.
3. Remove the battery by lifting the
side where the arrow is pointing.
(HDD Removal) Steps 3-8
Step 3. Locate the HDD Bay.
Place the computer on the protected
surface with the Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
Bay facing you as shown in the picture.