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02-29-2012 12:03 PM
Trying to replace hard drive in the mini 110-3131DX..... I have a replacement ... How do I open the case. I see a orange slider bar in battery compartment, but no screws to take out or covers to remove. It has a solid no opening base except where the battery is removed.
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02-29-2012 12:09 PM
If you haven't read the procedure to remove the HDD in the service manual, I recommend it.
Chapter 4, starting on page 41. You will be referred to other sections from there like removing the battery and sevice cover.
03-01-2012 01:32 AM
Thanks Paul I was looking at the instructions that came with hard drive and it was a different model. I found the manual you refered to and the installation went forward with no problem. The cover was a little hard to get off but I think it's because it hadn't been off before.
Now I need to know what to do when it's turned on. I ran the test for hard drive Passed and Memory Passed. Message now is No bootable device.......will log in to HP chat to see if that helps. Thanks again Paul
03-01-2012 05:14 AM
You're welcome, Tim.
What operating system are you installing on the machine?
The specs state it shipped with W7 Basic. That OS should load without issues.
If you are trying to install XP, it will not install unless you load the SATA ACHI drivers either at the F6 prompt or you need to slipstream them into a copy of your XP installation.
If you are attempting to install XP, please read this link below and that should solve that issue.
Your notebook has the Intel NM10 Express Chipset.