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Upgrading the hard disk of Fujitsu Lifebook A6030

Discussion in 'Notebooks' started by Man-wai Chang, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Man-wai Chang

    Man-wai Chang Flightless Bird

    I am unable to find a manual or guide on this. I don't want to gamble by
    opening the A6030 without first knowing what inside looks lie.... ;)

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  2. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    On Oct 12, 5:57 am, Man-wai Chang <toylet.toy...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I am unable to find a manual or guide on this. I don't want to gamble by
    > opening the A6030 without first knowing what inside looks lie.... ;)
    >
    > --
    >    @~@   Might, Courage, Vision, SINCERITY.
    >   / v \  Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
    > /( _ )\ (x86_64 Ubuntu 9.10)  Linux 2.6.35.7
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    It's not much of a gamble...many have one screw and it pulls-out.
    Some have an adapter that pulls-off and goes on the new drive.
     
  3. Man-wai Chang

    Man-wai Chang Flightless Bird

    > It's not much of a gamble...many have one screw and it pulls-out.
    > Some have an adapter that pulls-off and goes on the new drive.


    Just wanna be sure, so I want a diagram. Traps like wires connecting the
    board with the plastic cover could ruin the day....

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  4. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    On Oct 12, 6:35 am, Man-wai Chang <toylet.toy...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > It's not much of a gamble...many have one screw and it pulls-out.
    > > Some have an adapter that pulls-off and goes on the new drive.

    >
    > Just wanna be sure, so I want a diagram. Traps like wires connecting the
    > board with the plastic cover could ruin the day....
    >
    > --
    >    @~@   Might, Courage, Vision, SINCERITY.
    >   / v \  Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
    > /( _ )\ (x86_64 Ubuntu 9.10)  Linux 2.6.35.7
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    You probably are closer to the assembly plant than I am!
     
  5. Man-wai Chang

    Man-wai Chang Flightless Bird

    >> Just wanna be sure, so I want a diagram. Traps like wires connecting the
    >> board with the plastic cover could ruin the day....

    >
    > You probably are closer to the assembly plant than I am!


    No.. it's just some "painful" experiences trying to repair things
    without seeing their anatomy... :)

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  6. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    On Oct 12, 6:59 am, Man-wai Chang <toylet.toy...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> Just wanna be sure, so I want a diagram. Traps like wires connecting the
    > >> board with the plastic cover could ruin the day....

    >
    > > You probably are closer to the assembly plant than I am!

    >
    > No.. it's just some "painful" experiences trying to repair things
    > without seeing their anatomy... :)
    >
    > --
    >    @~@   Might, Courage, Vision, SINCERITY.
    >   / v \  Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
    > /( _ )\ (x86_64 Ubuntu 9.10)  Linux 2.6.35.7
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    "No", you're not closer to the assembly plant? "Painful" what about
    "adventure and daring"!
     
  7. Man-wai Chang

    Man-wai Chang Flightless Bird

    >>> You probably are closer to the assembly plant than I am!
    >>
    >> No.. it's just some "painful" experiences trying to repair things
    >> without seeing their anatomy... :)

    > "No", you're not closer to the assembly plant? "Painful" what about
    > "adventure and daring"!


    Sorry, didn't know you were talking about a real assembly plant.

    I don't like traveling into China. :)

    And in the age of internet, all manuals should just be allowed to download.

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  8. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    On 10/12/2010 8:18 AM, Man-wai Chang wrote:
    >>>> You probably are closer to the assembly plant than I am!
    >>>
    >>> No.. it's just some "painful" experiences trying to repair things
    >>> without seeing their anatomy... :)

    >> "No", you're not closer to the assembly plant? "Painful" what about
    >> "adventure and daring"!

    >
    > Sorry, didn't know you were talking about a real assembly plant.
    >
    > I don't like traveling into China. :)
    >
    > And in the age of internet, all manuals should just be allowed to download.


    Sorry Man-wai, Bob is one of the resident smart asses around here.

    A6030 User's Guide
    http://www.fujitsupc.com/www/content/pdf/SupportGuides/A6030_UG_B5FJ-4121-01EN-00_042307.pdf

    --
    Bill
    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     
  9. Man-wai Chang

    Man-wai Chang Flightless Bird

    > Sorry Man-wai, Bob is one of the resident smart asses around here.

    It's ok. Maybe he/she just didn't have sufficient sleep... :)

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  10. Man-wai Chang

    Man-wai Chang Flightless Bird

    > A6030 User's Guide
    > http://www.fujitsupc.com/www/content/pdf/SupportGuides/A6030_UG_B5FJ-4121-01EN-00_042307.pdf


    This one only talked about swapping the CPU & RAM, not hard disks. CPU &
    RAM has their own cover-plates at the bottom of the machine. I suspected
    the hard disk was on the front side, according to another Lifebook's
    instructions (not A6030).

    BTW, I emailed Fujitsu.

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  11. Bob Villa

    Bob Villa Flightless Bird

    On Oct 12, 7:11 am, BillW50 <Bill...@aol.kom> wrote:
    > On 10/12/2010 8:18 AM, Man-wai Chang wrote:
    >
    > >>>> You probably are closer to the assembly plant than I am!

    >
    > >>> No.. it's just some "painful" experiences trying to repair things
    > >>> without seeing their anatomy... :)
    > >> "No", you're not closer to the assembly plant? "Painful" what about
    > >> "adventure and daring"!

    >
    > > Sorry, didn't know you were talking about a real assembly plant.

    >
    > > I don't like traveling into China. :)

    >
    > > And in the age of internet, all manuals should just be allowed to download.

    >
    > Sorry Man-wai, Bob is one of the resident smart asses around here.
    >
    > A6030 User's Guidehttp://www.fujitsupc.com/www/content/pdf/SupportGuides/A6030_UG_B5FJ-...
    >
    > --
    > Bill
    > Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2


    An attempt to be amusing...does not an ass make. So...FO!
     
  12. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    On 10/12/2010 9:30 AM, Man-wai Chang wrote:
    >> Sorry Man-wai, Bob is one of the resident smart asses around here.

    >
    > It's ok. Maybe he/she just didn't have sufficient sleep... :)


    Naw... Shaun and Bob are that way everyday. Say I didn't find anything
    in that user's manual about replacing the hard drive, did you?

    On 10/12/2010 9:35 AM, Man-wai Chang wrote:
    >> A6030 User's Guide
    >>

    http://www.fujitsupc.com/www/content/pdf/SupportGuides/A6030_UG_B5FJ-4121-01EN-00_042307.pdf

    >>

    >
    > This one only talked about swapping the CPU & RAM, not hard disks. CPU &
    > RAM has their own cover-plates at the bottom of the machine. I suspected
    > the hard disk was on the front side, according to another Lifebook's
    > instructions (not A6030).
    >
    > BTW, I emailed Fujitsu.
    >


    Oh okay. I hope it isn't anything like this:

    http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic14824.html

    --
    Bill
    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     
  13. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    On 10/12/2010 10:05 AM, Bob Villa wrote:
    > An attempt to be amusing...does not an ass make. So...FO!


    Ya right. lol

    --
    Bill
    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     
  14. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

  15. Man-wai Chang

    Man-wai Chang Flightless Bird

    > http://www.sigg3.net/entry/1068
    >


    Quite challenging... the touchpad was on top of the hard disk...

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  16. BillW50

    BillW50 Flightless Bird

    On 10/12/2010 11:42 AM, Man-wai Chang wrote:
    >> http://www.sigg3.net/entry/1068
    >>

    >
    > Quite challenging... the touchpad was on top of the hard disk...


    Yup, I can see why anybody would want directions to remove those hard
    drives. Not the easiest thing in the world to replace. :-(

    --
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    Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2
     
  17. ~misfit~

    ~misfit~ Flightless Bird

    Somewhere on teh intarwebs Bob Villa wrote:
    > On Oct 12, 7:11 am, BillW50 <Bill...@aol.kom> wrote:
    >> On 10/12/2010 8:18 AM, Man-wai Chang wrote:
    >>
    >>>>>> You probably are closer to the assembly plant than I am!

    >>
    >>>>> No.. it's just some "painful" experiences trying to repair things
    >>>>> without seeing their anatomy... :)
    >>>> "No", you're not closer to the assembly plant? "Painful" what about
    >>>> "adventure and daring"!

    >>
    >>> Sorry, didn't know you were talking about a real assembly plant.

    >>
    >>> I don't like traveling into China. :)

    >>
    >>> And in the age of internet, all manuals should just be allowed to
    >>> download.

    >>
    >> Sorry Man-wai, Bob is one of the resident smart asses around here.
    >>
    >> A6030 User's
    >> Guidehttp://www.fujitsupc.com/www/content/pdf/SupportGuides/A6030_UG_B5FJ-...
    >>
    >> --
    >> Bill
    >> Gateway MX6124 ('06 era) 1 of 3 - Windows XP SP2

    >
    > An attempt to be amusing...does not an ass make. So...FO!


    But you are a "smart ass' by Bill's definition; You don't take everything
    that he says as gospel, ergo you're a smart ass. (I never did get the whole
    US infatuation with clever donkeys....)
    --
    Shaun.

    "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a
    monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also
    into you." Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
     
  18. AJL

    AJL Flightless Bird

    "~misfit~" <sore_n_happy@nospamyahoo.com.au> wrote:

    >But you are a "smart ass' by Bill's definition...
    >I never did get the whole US infatuation with clever donkeys..


    Actually 'smart arse' originated as a British vulgarity. Americans
    corrupted it to 'smart ass'. Since the American-English word 'ass' has
    more than one meaning it often confuses the Brits and their cousins.
    Rest assured that Bill was not referring to you as a donkey... ;)
     
  19. ~misfit~

    ~misfit~ Flightless Bird

    Somewhere on teh intarwebs AJL wrote:
    > "~misfit~" <sore_n_happy@nospamyahoo.com.au> wrote:
    >
    >> But you are a "smart ass' by Bill's definition...
    >> I never did get the whole US infatuation with clever donkeys..

    >
    > Actually 'smart arse' originated as a British vulgarity.


    I know, I use it regularly. In fact I was being a smart arse.

    > Americans
    > corrupted it to 'smart ass'. Since the American-English word 'ass' has
    > more than one meaning it often confuses the Brits and their cousins.


    Heh! I'm not confused, I just dislike what the Merkins have done to the
    English language. I mean look what they did to the fine British word
    'fanny'!

    > Rest assured that Bill was not referring to you as a donkey... ;)


    <g> Yeah, I realise that Bill likely has more interest in arses than he does
    in donkeys. ;-)
    --
    Shaun.

    "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a
    monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also
    into you." Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
     
  20. AJL

    AJL Flightless Bird

    "~misfit~" <sore_n_happy@nospamyahoo.com.au> wrote:

    >I just dislike what the Merkins have done to the English language.


    I thought, what the heck is a 'Merkin'?? So I looked it up and found
    out that it is a pubic wig. Here's a picture:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkin

    Then it dawned on me that a Merkin was an American... ;)
     

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