Hard Drive Installation Guide for HP Pavilion dv9000, dv9100, dv9200, dv9300, dv9400, dv9500, dv9600, dv9700 notebooks

     

 

For purposes of this discussion, we will refer to all HP Pavilion dv9000, dv9000t, dv9100, dv9200, dv9300, dv9400, dv9500, dv9600 & dv9700 notebooks as the "dv9000" since adding a hard disk drive (HDD) to all above mentioned notebooks are similar.  Click here to see a complete listing of dv9000 HDD compatible notebooks.  This is definitely an-easy-to-do DIY project.

 

   

To begin, you will have to purchase a SATA 2.5" hard drive and a "dv9000 hard drive caddy".  Make sure the caddy includes the SATA connector (black plastic piece, see photo below) that acts as an interface between the SATA hard drive and the HP dv9000 notebook computer.  HP Pavilion dv9000 caddys are available at www.newmodeUS.com.    This part is equivalent to HP part number 434106-001.  To learn more about notebook SATA hard drives, visit www.harddrive101.com .

   
STEP 1

Insert the black "SATA Connector" into the "edge connector" on the end of the SATA hard drive.  The SATA connector will only go in one way.   Then insert the hard drive into the dv9000 caddy/bracket.  Use the four screws to secure the hard drive into the dv9000 caddy/bracket.

 
STEP 2

Turn your notebook OFF.  Unplug your power cable and all other devices attached to your notebook.  Turn the dv9000 notebook over so you can see the bottom or your notebook.  Use a small phillips-head screw driver to loosen the two screws that are securing the cover of the second hard drive bay

 
STEP 3

Remove the cover of the Second Hard Drive Bay

 
STEP 4

Insert your "assembled" dv9000 caddy + SATA hard drive into the empty drive bay

 
STEP 5

Replace "Drive Bay Cover" and secure again with the two phillips-head screws that came with the notebook.

Installation complete!

 

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