I own an HP Pavilion DV6500 (model dv6625us) that I bought on Black Friday of 2007 from Radio Shack. I recently got into computer tech and have since upgraded all kinds of software, and just recently got into the hardware spectrum of computer use. Yesterday I received a 500GB Hard Drive that is allegedly supposed to be for the DV6500, but the copper points of connection on the PCB of the HDD do not match the one that is on the HDD that is in this machine now. I called COMPTICK to inquire what they inferred about changing the "bracket" from the old drive onto the new, and the guy on the phone directed me to pry off the connection part from my old and add it to the new. I have a few other PCs that are beyond repair so I began experimenting on one of those HDDs to ensure from damaging valuable parts. I've found that the connection point on the leading edge of the HDD's PCB did not want to easily come loose and from visualization, it appears to be soldered on. I won't be able to get back in touch with COMPTICK until tomorrow for further discussion on what procudures (if any) to follow, or do I need to send this HDD back and get a new one. The emboldened text above is a hyperlink to the HDD that I recently got in the mail. Below are links to pictures of the old drive and the new drive for visualization purposes. I've been tearing up the internet looking to be educated about a possible course of direction to take and since I found the solution to my Intel 4965AGN wifi problem on this forum today, I figure I'd give it another whirl. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. (Apologies, this forum's rules forbid me from attaching links to anything until I post more than 20 posts. I have a link to the specific HDD that I purchased, as well as 2 images that I'd like to share with this thread for efficient communication purposes, but I guess I will just have to make peace with the language I chose to convey my dilemma and hope that is enough.