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HP EliteBook 8760w Mobile Workstation - Removing and Replacing the Hard Disk Drive Bracket

Introduction

This document is provided to assist in removing and replacing the hard disk drive bracket for the HP EliteBook 8760w Mobile Workstation.

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Minimum skill level

The end user requires no hardware-specific training to replace the defective part. The end user should have familiarity with system hardware and software requiring repair.

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Tools required

Small, Phillips-head (P1) screwdriver.

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Parts required

NOTE: Part numbers are subject to change.

The replacement part number will vary depending on the hard disk drive bracket that is being replaced. If a part is listed as "Yes" under "Requires Return" then the defective part needs to be returned to HP. Click here for more information on returning parts to HP .

Description
Part Number
Requires Return
Hard Drive Hardware Kit, includes:
  • Hard drive bracket

  • Screws

642774-001 (Modified)
Yes
NOTE: For customers in countries/regions with RoHS legislation* (e.g. EU, China, etc.) restricting the use of hazardous substances in electrical equipment. The use of the Original Spare part is regulated by RoHS legislation. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Modified Spare number, the Modified Spare must be ordered as the replacement part. If your unit contains a part that is labelled with the Original Spare number, please order the Original Spare as the replacement part. In this case either the Original Spare or the Modified Spare may be shipped which will not affect performance or functionality of the unit.

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Summary of instructions

To view a video demonstrating the procedure for removing the hard disk drive bracket, click on the link below. Or use the product video listing on the HP Services Media Library ( Click here to go to HP Services Media Library ), then select Hard disk drive bracket from the menu on the upper left hand side of the screen.

Click here to view the hard disk drive bracket removal video (right-click on the link to open in a new window/tab).

Hard disk drive bracket removal

CAUTION: Observe all precautions when removing and replacing components.
  1. Review the safety considerations before performing the steps listed below by clicking on the following link:

    Click here to view the precautions .

    CAUTION: Failure to comply with the precautions could result in damage to your product or loss of data.
  2. Remove the battery. Click here for instructions on how to remove the battery .

  3. Remove the accessory cover. Click here for instructions on how to remove the accessory cover .

  4. Remove the hard disk drive.

  5. Remove the four 3-mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive bracket to the hard disk drive.

  6. Lift and remove the hard disk drive from hard disk drive bracket.

  7. Place the hard disk drive in a static dissipative bag.

Hard disk drive bracket replacement

  1. Remove the hard disk drive from the static dissipative bag.

  2. Place the hard disk drive into the hard disk drive bracket.

  3. Replace the four 3-mm P1 Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive bracket to the hard disk drive.

  4. Replace the hard disk drive.

  5. Replace the accessory cover. Click here for instructions on how to replace the accessory cover .

  6. Replace the battery. Click here for instructions on how to replace the battery .

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Parts return

If the part requires return, then click on the appropriate link below:

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for US .

Click here for the defective parts return procedure for Europe .

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