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  • October 30th, 2011, 07:58 PM
    born2flea2

    excellent advise and instructions!

    Quote Originally Posted by Doramius View Post
    This is well past when the original question was asked, but there may be others who need the help.

    The HDD is located EXACTLY under the keyboard. Unfortunately I don't have pics or a video, but I can take you through a quick step by step process.

    1: Close the laptop and view it from the rear where all of the ports are. There are 2 hinges for the screen. Remove the 2 screws that are in those hinges. They are only holding a plastic cover in place.

    2: With the screws removed, open the laptop and open completely, so the laptop is laying flat open. At the top of the keyboard is the button panel and removes fairly easily. Use a small and thin flat tip screwdriver to carefully lift up this panel. I started from the right side as it is easier to pop off. The left side is a little more stiff. Once you get most of the right side up, gently pull to the right and wiggle carefully top pull the panel completely off.

    3: The set screws for the keyboard are now exposed. There are 4 of them. Remove them and you should easily be able to lift the top of the keyboard and fold it gently towards the front. Do not pull or disconnect the keyboard.

    4: The Hard Drive should be completely visible now. There are 4 screws holding the caddy down. Loosen these screws completely. They should not come out. After the screws are loose, pull on the strap at the front of the caddy. Pull straight up firmly and carefully. You may want to jiggle it slightly to work it up, and be prepared for it to pop out on you. It can be in there pretty stiff, and you don't want to damage any thing.

    5: If you need to, remove the drive from the caddy, take the connector on the drive pins off first, and then remove the 4 screws attaching the caddy to the HDD.

    Closing it up should follow smoothly in reverse order.

    Hope this helps.
  • April 22nd, 2011, 05:34 PM
    asynctea

    perfect..

    Doramius steps above worked perfectly. Took 5mins. Thanks!
  • March 1st, 2010, 02:51 PM
    jellis3

    Thanks for such good information

    I had this old HP laptop that died and I wanted to remove the hd for security purposes. Like others I had begun to think the only solution was complete distruction. Your instructions were so clear and to the point. Worked like a charm.


    Quote Originally Posted by Doramius View Post
    This is well past when the original question was asked, but there may be others who need the help.

    The HDD is located EXACTLY under the keyboard. Unfortunately I don't have pics or a video, but I can take you through a quick step by step process.

    1: Close the laptop and view it from the rear where all of the ports are. There are 2 hinges for the screen. Remove the 2 screws that are in those hinges. They are only holding a plastic cover in place.

    2: With the screws removed, open the laptop and open completely, so the laptop is laying flat open. At the top of the keyboard is the button panel and removes fairly easily. Use a small and thin flat tip screwdriver to carefully lift up this panel. I started from the right side as it is easier to pop off. The left side is a little more stiff. Once you get most of the right side up, gently pull to the right and wiggle carefully top pull the panel completely off.

    3: The set screws for the keyboard are now exposed. There are 4 of them. Remove them and you should easily be able to lift the top of the keyboard and fold it gently towards the front. Do not pull or disconnect the keyboard.

    4: The Hard Drive should be completely visible now. There are 4 screws holding the caddy down. Loosen these screws completely. They should not come out. After the screws are loose, pull on the strap at the front of the caddy. Pull straight up firmly and carefully. You may want to jiggle it slightly to work it up, and be prepared for it to pop out on you. It can be in there pretty stiff, and you don't want to damage any thing.

    5: If you need to, remove the drive from the caddy, take the connector on the drive pins off first, and then remove the 4 screws attaching the caddy to the HDD.

    Closing it up should follow smoothly in reverse order.

    Hope this helps.
  • January 4th, 2010, 05:59 PM
    bluemule53
    Simply remove the keyboard and you will find the hard drive underneath secured to the mother board by four screws. After loosening the screws, simply lift the hard drive out of the machine, remove the hard drive adapter, and replace the hard drive at your leisure.

    Quote Originally Posted by M_Six View Post
    I need to remove the hard drive from an HP Pavilion N5415 laptop. It appears that you need to disassemble the entire thing? One more reason to dislike HP computers.

    Has anyone ever pulled a hard drive from a Pavilion laptop?
  • April 17th, 2009, 03:06 AM
    Doramius
    This is well past when the original question was asked, but there may be others who need the help.

    The HDD is located EXACTLY under the keyboard. Unfortunately I don't have pics or a video, but I can take you through a quick step by step process.

    1: Close the laptop and view it from the rear where all of the ports are. There are 2 hinges for the screen. Remove the 2 screws that are in those hinges. They are only holding a plastic cover in place.

    2: With the screws removed, open the laptop and open completely, so the laptop is laying flat open. At the top of the keyboard is the button panel and removes fairly easily. Use a small and thin flat tip screwdriver to carefully lift up this panel. I started from the right side as it is easier to pop off. The left side is a little more stiff. Once you get most of the right side up, gently pull to the right and wiggle carefully top pull the panel completely off.

    3: The set screws for the keyboard are now exposed. There are 4 of them. Remove them and you should easily be able to lift the top of the keyboard and fold it gently towards the front. Do not pull or disconnect the keyboard.

    4: The Hard Drive should be completely visible now. There are 4 screws holding the caddy down. Loosen these screws completely. They should not come out. After the screws are loose, pull on the strap at the front of the caddy. Pull straight up firmly and carefully. You may want to jiggle it slightly to work it up, and be prepared for it to pop out on you. It can be in there pretty stiff, and you don't want to damage any thing.

    5: If you need to, remove the drive from the caddy, take the connector on the drive pins off first, and then remove the 4 screws attaching the caddy to the HDD.

    Closing it up should follow smoothly in reverse order.

    Hope this helps.
  • July 19th, 2008, 04:08 AM
    trueblu8
    Wow, it took 4 years to finally get an answer to this question. Thanks Camytrade. You are the best man. Well that just about flushes my hopes down the drain then. My mom has this laptop. She seldom uses the computer. So rather than have her go out and buy a new machine I wanted to see if I could maybe fix this one up. With the tiny 10GB hard drive that it comes with, the operating system alone, eats up most of the space. I foolishly bought a 30GB hard drive off ebay not knowing how difficult it would be to change this one out! What do you think I should do? Do you think that the keyboard can be removed from it's casing without destroying it? I will send you an email so we can continue this conversation there. I just wanted to thank you publicly.
  • July 6th, 2008, 11:59 AM
    Camytrade

    HP N5415 Hard Drive Removal

    The HP N5415 is not a machine (LAPTOP) to dismantle. You have to take to many screws from the inside of the laptop, under the keyboard, it is very hard, you might as well take a hammer to it. I dismantled one, and believe me you have to rip top of keyboard right out of its casing just to see the screws, The screws. are attached to the motherboard. You might as well buy a new machine that is easy to install Hard Drives, DVD-roms ect:

    I have pictures of the laptop dismantled, but can't upload to this server, for anyone to see, if you need pics send me an e-mail at camytrade@yahoo.com.

    Thanks...........
  • October 26th, 2005, 04:33 PM
    wera
    Quote Originally Posted by ralfsmith
    Write to me and I explain you everything

    johntvery@operamail.com

    johntvery@hotmail.com
    ralf you are an a$$.
  • October 26th, 2005, 02:04 PM
    ralfsmith
    Write to me and I explain you everything

    johntvery@operamail.com

    johntvery@hotmail.com
  • October 10th, 2005, 03:53 PM
    a2computers

    hd removal

    I am about to crack open this HP Pav N5415 - without a schematic, I should know shortly
  • October 12th, 2004, 07:59 PM
    M_Six

    HP Pavilion hard drive removal

    I need to remove the hard drive from an HP Pavilion N5415 laptop. It appears that you need to disassemble the entire thing? One more reason to dislike HP computers.

    Has anyone ever pulled a hard drive from a Pavilion laptop?

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