Is the hard drive in your Toshiba L755 having issues? This guide will show you how to replace it.
Note: This guide does NOT cover operating system installation. You will need to figure this part out yourself.
- This computer REQUIRES a 7mm-9.5mm adapter for installation of a 7mm hard drive, which covers all modern Advanced Format drives. You will have to stick this to the top or bottom of your replacement hard drive. For a traditional spinning drive, I would suggest the bottom. If you use the top, cut it out to make room for the breather hole. The adapter in question can be found on eBay if you do not have one on hand. No modification is needed for SSD's as there is no breather hole.
- If you are reinstalling Windows, buy a OEM DVD that does not include a key if you just need the media and your product key is not worn out. If it is worn out, you will need OEM media that also comes with a product key. If you can find a Digital River ISO, this will work. Media other then Digital River images should not be trusted.
- For Linux, you can find the distro you want from the official website and download it from there.
Remove the battery from the laptop. To do this, by unlocking the battery from the computer, and then hold the spring release clip back, while pulling the battery out of the laptop.
Remove the 2 screws from the hard drive door. Lift the door up with a plastic pry tool.
Remove the screw holding the hard drive in the computer. Slide the drive backwards to remove it from the laptop.
Remove the hard drive mounting bracket. Loosen the 2 highlighted screws to remove it from the bracket.
Screw the hard drive bracket on the new hard drive.
Reinstall the hard drive in the laptop. Put the drive in the system as shown. Push the drive forward to lock the drive in. Once you do this, screw the drive in the laptop.
Screw the hard drive cover on the laptop. Once it is screwed in, snap it down to secure it.
Once the hard drive is replaced, install the operating system on the laptop.