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Digital HiNote Ultra CT475 - need help removing HD

by mdblocher / July 15, 2011 5:15 AM PDT

I have a spare laptop HD that I want to put into a Digital HiNote Ultra
CT475, but I need help getting the case open. I have gotten the front
edge loose.

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The last hinote I encountered
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2011 5:36 AM PDT

Had some screws on the back side to remove. But I don't see an online manual. Did you find one?

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Yes I found two screws near the front edge on the bottom
by mdblocher / July 15, 2011 6:02 AM PDT

That allowed me to separate the front edge a bit, but not enough to access
the HD.

I'd love to find a service manual or even an IPB
for it. I did find a Users Manual, but no help on

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To make matters more fun back then
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2011 6:19 AM PDT

You found case screws under the labels on the machine.

Some owners would complain about the labels getting torn up but I discovered how the service centers avoided that. It's a doozy. At service centers they would apply new labels after the work was done.

And of course there were cases where the plastics had many tangs to rip open.

It's been almost 1996 since I saw this model so this is all I can remember.

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Label is on a moving part.
by mdblocher / July 15, 2011 7:58 AM PDT

I don't think there are any screws under the label on the "trapdoor"
used to connect the floppy drive module.

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Then the other place.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2011 8:22 AM PDT

Many models back then had a procedure to remove the keyboard and under that you would find more case screws.

Remember back then they were not making this to be obvious how to open. At least you have nothing to lose.

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That sounds like a possibility.
by mdblocher / July 15, 2011 9:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Then the other place.

the palm rest and track ball mouse lift some but beyond that it is tight. Any suggestions on how to remove the keyboard?

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Sorry it was 1996 so I'm not there to see it and
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 15, 2011 1:06 PM PDT

Refresh the memory cells. Since no docs on the net, we are left with memories. Again, not much to lose here. It's dead technology.

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Thanks for trying!
by mdblocher / July 15, 2011 4:57 PM PDT

I realize it's been a long time.
Would you believe some guy has one of these listed on EBay currently for $125.? I guess the value is in the nostalgia.

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