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    Thanks again Lugh and Mr. Jim for sending all this valuable information! You guys are great. I'll let you know how it goes when I get it finished and hopefully working well.

    Any recommendations on what is the best brand and place to buy the new hard drive?
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    If you're looking for an SSD, I suggest Sandisk. Best Buy usually has good prices on them.

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    Samsung EVO disks are good IMO.

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    Wow, Sony made it easy to get at the RAM, but hard to get to the hard drive. You have to take the whole bottom of the computer off! Lots of screws to lose. Hope there all the same size. Good for security but I'm used to the slide-out hard drives.

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    Take pics as you go and do not mix up (or lose) the screws!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Take pics as you go and do not mix up (or lose) the screws!!
    If they're all the same size then no problem, but if they are different, I'm thinking to put a piece of scotch tape over each hole with the loosened screw in the case bottom. I'll take pics of the drive before and during unscrewing more screws. I watched a video on how to get at and remove the hard drive.

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    Draw a diagram if they are different lengths.

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    Lay out a piece of poster board, with a diagram of the computer drawn on it, a lot bigger than actual size. Then put the screws on the poster board, in the same spot on the diagram that you got them from on the computer. You can write helpful notes on the poster board, and you can even tape the screws to the correct locations on the poster board.

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    Thanks Paul and Mr. Jim. That's a good idea. I haven't as yet had the time to spend on it because of Christmas shopping, having a new furnace put in, etc. I'm hoping to get to it soon though.

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