The hard disk drive of my two-year-old Fujitsu LifeBook P7010D notebook computer died. (Ironically, I had just installed Debian “Etch”; time for another disk install.) There isn't an obvious access hatch for the hard drive, so it looked like replacing it was going to be a long job. It turns out to require only minimal disassembly; replacing the disk drive requires removing only three screws.
Still, laptops are delicate, and service should be performed only by a trained professional.
Here the screws have been removed and set on the mat near their original site.
Here the palm rest is upside down on top of the keyboard, the disk drive has been removed and set in front of its bay, and the sleeve (with rubber shock absorbers) set to the left of the drive.
Thanks to the jail.se P7010 site and to Tim, Fujitsu notebook technician, who let me watch him work.
If you have the newer Lifebook P8010, see P8010 HDD Replacement.