This article is about how I replaced the 2.5” SATA hard drive in my Dell D630. I’m fairly sure the same instructions apply to the Dell D620 laptop range as well.
Disclaimer: You use these instructions at your own risk.
It is best that you wear anti-static wrist strap, but usually I just touch a radiator beforehand.
How I replaced the hard drive:
- Turn the laptop over and unscrew the two screws for the hd caddy.
- Pull the hard drive out of the drive bay.
- Remove the one screw holding the hard drive in place, and then unclip the caddy holder.
- Attach the caddy to the new hard drive. It is important which way the caddy is connected due to the sata slots lining up within the laptop bay.
- Slot and screw the hard drive back into place.
The new hard drive at boot without an operating system, should show a message such as ‘Bootmgr is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart’.
I hope you found this guide helpful. In this instance I was replacing a faulty sata 2.5” hard drive in my Dell D630. Though I can imagine others wanting to upgrade to increase their hard drive size. Then the smaller hard drive could be placed in a usb caddy.