Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the hard drive in your device. Use this guide if your hard drive is broken and in need of replacement.

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  • Push the black button and slide the battery casing to the left simultaneously, until the battery is completely separated from the device.

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  • Remove the 2 screws (3.5 mm) on the Compact Flash insert, located on the left hand side, with a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Peel off the sticker that says "Creative warranty void if broken" and remove the screw (5.5 mm) underneath with a Phillips #0. Image 2/2: Be careful, some of the screws are difficult to see and can be easily stripped.
  • Remove the 5 screws (5.5 mm), circled in red, using a Phillips #0. Use a flashlight if necessary.

  • Peel off the sticker that says "Creative warranty void if broken" and remove the screw (5.5 mm) underneath with a Phillips #0.

  • Be careful, some of the screws are difficult to see and can be easily stripped.

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Image 1/3: The volume control buttons and power slider may fall off when removing the cover, do not lose these small pieces. Image 2/3: The USB input cover on the bottom of the device may also fall off. Image 3/3: The USB input cover on the bottom of the device may also fall off.
  • Carefully pull the back cover off of the rest of the device.

  • The volume control buttons and power slider may fall off when removing the cover, do not lose these small pieces.

  • The USB input cover on the bottom of the device may also fall off.

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Image 1/2: Lift the metal cover off. Image 2/2: Lift the metal cover off.
  • Remove 4 screws (3.5 mm) on the metal cover with a Phillips #0.

  • Lift the metal cover off.

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Image 1/3: The hard drive can now be removed. Image 2/3: The hard drive can now be removed. Image 3/3: The hard drive can now be removed.
  • Lift the white and black ribbon connection off of the motherboard.

  • The hard drive can now be removed.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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