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What do I need to get to replace my failing drive on my Toshiba Satellite A105 Laptop (approximately 3 years old)?

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The Toshiba support page for the model A105-S4374 claims that the laptop uses a Serial-ATA (SATA) hard disk drive; 9.5mm height.

These are pretty easy to find. I think the 9.5mm height drive is the standard size 2.5" wide notebook hard drive.

With regards to taking apart and replacing the HDD, you might try a google search:

The first result looked promising.

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Excellent, thank you for the information. Do you know of any guides online for how to replace it? I'm new to this so your input is valuable. Thanks! – Scott Jan 10 '10 at 18:34