How to Disassemble a Sony VAIO VGN-AR61ZU Laptop

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How to disassemble (at least partially) a Sony VAIO VGN-AR61ZU laptop in order to replace the RAM, the optical drive and the hard disk drives.

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  The backside of the laptop not yet opened. All the screw holes are marked with an arrow engraved into the laptop body.






Contents

Optical Drive - Blu Ray Disc (tm)

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  The three screws which fix the optical drive (Blu-Ray-Disc(tm)) are marked with an arrow and a dot.






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  Optical drive, partly pulled out.






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  Optical drive taken out completely.






Memory

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  Memory comparment, with opened lid, showing the two RAM slots.






Hard Disk Drives

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  Hard disk drive compartment opened. The two SATA HDDs are easily accessible.






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  The backside of one HDD in detail.






Notes

It is possible to upgrade both hard disk drives with HDDs of a higher capacity and 12.00mm height.

I have also tried to get access to the keyboard, but this doesn't seem easy, at least not at first glance. I guess you have to disassembly the notebook completely to replace the keyboard.

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