Dell Inspiron 1420/Vostro 1400 (PP26L) Hard Drive and Caddy Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Hard Drive & Caddy on your Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 (PP26L) laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 6 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 (PP26L) Hard Drive & Caddy.

Before you begin

Please take the time read the following safety guidelines when working on static sensitive electrical components.
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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell Inspiron 1420 / Vostro 1400 Hard Drive & Caddy

Slide the battery out.

Step 1

  • Slide the 2 battery latches towards the outside of the laptop.
  • Slide the battery out.
Lift the hard drive door away form the laptop.

Step 2

  • Loosen the 2 retaining screws.
  • Lift the hard drive door away form the laptop.
Lift the hard drive door away form the laptop.Loosen the 2 retaining screws.
Using the black tape, lift the hard drive and caddy out of the laptop.

Step 3

  • Using the black tape, lift the hard drive and caddy out of the laptop.
Remove the 3mm x 3mm screw on the left side of the hard drive.

Step 4

  • Remove the 3mm x 3mm screw on the right side of the hard drive.
  • Remove the 3mm x 3mm screw on the left side of the hard drive.
Remove the 3mm x 3mm screw on the left side of the hard drive.
Remove the hard drive caddy.

Step 5

  • Remove the hard drive caddy.
Slide the hard drive connector off of the hard drive.

Step 6

  • Slide the hard drive connector off of the hard drive.

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