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HP pavillion dv7-4035 sa upgrades

First off, is it possible to add a second internal HDD (and keep the current internal one as well) to the laptop.  If  it is, will it be able to handle a SSD?  If so, which one and where can I get one from?


Also, is it possible to upgrade the current DVD drive to a blu-ray player?  Again, if so which one and where can I get it from?


Finally, I want to upgrade the RAM.  Does it require any specific (i.e. HP only) RAM sticks or is it a standard one which any good electronics retailer can provide?



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Re: HP pavillion dv7-4035 sa upgrades

You can add a secondary Non-SSD Hard drive to your notebook. Your notebook would not support SSD Hard Drive.


List of Secondary HDD compatible with your notebook. Will support SATA I and II not sure of SATA III.


Hard Drive Kits (include left and right bracket rails, connector cable, Mylar cover with tab, 4 screws, and 4 rubber isolators)


1-TB. 5200-rpm  Part Number:  603788-001

750-GB, 7200-rpm Part Number:  633252-001

750-GB, 5200-rpm Part Number:  603787-001

500-GB, 7200-rpm Part Number:  603784-001

250-GB, 7200-rpm Part Number:  605606-001


You can replace your current LightScribe DVD Drive with a Bluray one.


Blu-ray ROM with LightScribe DVD±R/RW SuperMulti DL Drive

Blu-ray ROM DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Double-Layer Combo Drive (via software)  Part Number: 605417-001.


Part Number seem to be common for the Optical Drives.


You can upgrade the memory upto 8GB max.


1-GB memory module  Part Number:  598859-001

2-GB memory module  Part Number:  598856-001

4-GB memory module  Part Number:  599092-001


You can get all the parts from any retailer of your choice. 

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Re: HP pavilion dv7-4035 sa upgrades

Optimus_Prime99 seams to be on the right track for upgrade parts. I have not researched SSD for DV7, so could not say that it is not compatible. Were I think you might run into problems with SSD will be with BIOS support. If a BIOS update will not support the drive, Windows will never see the drive.


I am working a similar problem with adding a 2nd HDD to my DV7-3165DX. I believe it to be a BIOS problem. When I get some results good or bad will try to post them on this tread.


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