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05-25-2016 12:52 PM
I have to change the internal hard drive of an HP Pavilion Entertainment Dv6000 laptop from 2007. My question is, does the new internal hard drive have to be a specific one or any I might find at the store? In other words are all laptop internal hard drives generic?
05-26-2016 10:03 AM
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I understand you'd like to know whether or not you would need an HP-specific hard drive for your dv6000 or if you could use a generic brand.
Theoretically, you could use a third party mass storage device but we only recommend that you use the ones designed for your system. Being that this system is nearly 10 years old, it might prove difficult to find what your looking for as form factors, system board and internal components are continuously evolving. That being noted, I did find a few documents that might prove helpful:
Maintenance and Service Guide specific to your model: HP Pavilion dv6000 Notebook PC. Look at section 3.4 on mass storage devices.
HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives Identifying, Preventing, Diagnosing and Recovering from Drive Failures Care and Maintenance Measures: HP Notebook Hard Drives & Solid State Drives. This deals with hard drive issues and maintenance relative to your model should you wish to keep the current drive and have it run optimally. I understand that this particular machine is likely running Windows XP which doesn't have much in terms of support now.
Update Your Computer to Prevent Problems (Windows 7, Vista, XP): HP Notebook PCs - Update Your Computer to Prevent Problems (Windows 7, Vista, XP). This might be an alternative in the meantime, to at least update the machine to a supported version of Windows if you haven't already done so.
You could also try to find a HP replacement drive for your unit: Ordering HP Certified Replacement Parts
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05-26-2016 03:07 PM - last edited on 05-26-2016 03:20 PM by kevin-t
Thanks Redviking 6 for taking the time to answer. Thanks for the links. When I opened my laptop I saw a serial number on the hard drive ([Personal Information Removed]). I used the HP PartSurfer that you suggested but that part isn't listed. What are listed under General Prdoctu family are the following: 453775-002 250 GB SATA Hard drive 5400 rpm 2.5 in form factor 9.5 mm thick, with mounting bracket and Comply_2.03.
Does this mean this is the replacement part for the hard drive that is currently in my laptop? This is the one I should order?