Removing and Replacing the Hard Disk Drive for HP Pavilion g6-2000, g6-2100, g6-2200, and g6-2300 Series Notebook PCs
This document applies to HP Pavilion g6-2000, g6-2100, g6-2200 and g6-2300 notebook computers.
Use the steps in this document to help replace a hard drive in your computer. If you want to add a hard drive with more capacity (upgrade), know that you can upgrade to any sized hard drive that meets the connection type in your computer. Most often this is serial ATA (SATA or eSATA). Also know that there are formatting limitations that may be encountered for drives larger than 2 TB. To access all the data on drives larger than 2 TB format the drive using GPT or create multiple partitions smaller than 2 TB.
Before you begin
You need a Phillips head screwdriver.
Turn off the computer. Disconnect the Ethernet or modem cable. Disconnect the power cord.
Transfer the computer to a clear, flat, stable work surface over a non-carpeted floor.
HP strongly recommends the use of an anti-static wrist strap and a conductive foam pad when working on the computer.
Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it.
WARNING: The edges of metal panels can cut skin. Be careful not to slide skin along any interior metal edge of the computer.
WARNING: Before starting, power off the computer and wait for components to cool before starting these procedures.
CAUTION: This product contains components that can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). To reduce the chance of ESD damage, work over a noncarpeted floor, use a static dissipative work surface (such as a conductive foam pad), and wear an ESD wrist strap connected to a grounded surface.
View the following video before using the steps in this article.
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NOTE: The video and graphics in this article depict a specific configuration of notebook computer. These same removal and replacement procedures apply to all configurations for all HP Pavilion g6-2xxx series computers.
Removing the hard drive
WARNING: Make sure the computer is disconnected from power before starting.
Follow the steps in this section to remove the hard drive.
CAUTION: MBR or NTFS partitions are limited to 2 TB (without using dynamic disks and volume sets). If you are installing a hard drive that is 2 TB or greater, HP recommends formatting the drive using GPT partitions.