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Introduction

In this guide, we will be showing you how to remove and replace the Hard Drive.

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  1. WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety  information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before You Begin.
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before You Begin.

    • CAUTION: To avoid data loss, do not remove the hard drive while the computer is in Sleep or On state.

    • CAUTION: Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.

    • Disconnect the hard-drive cable from its connector on the system board.

  2. Loosen the captive screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the computer base.
    • Loosen the captive screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the computer base.

  3. Using the pull-tab, lift the hard-drive  assembly out of the computer base.
    • Using the pull-tab, lift the hard-drive assembly out of the computer base.

  4. Disconnect the interposer from the hard drives. NOTE: Your computer supports up to three drives.
    • Disconnect the interposer from the hard drives.

    • NOTE: Your computer supports up to three drives.

  5. Remove the screws that secure the hard drive(s) to the hard-drive bracket and slide the hard drive(s) out of the hard-drive bracket.
    • Remove the screws that secure the hard drive(s) to the hard-drive bracket and slide the hard drive(s) out of the hard-drive bracket.

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  7. Place the NEW primary hard drive  in the hard-drive bracket.
    • Place the NEW primary hard drive in the hard-drive bracket.

  8. If applicable, slide the secondary hard drive into the hard-drive bracket.
    • If applicable, slide the secondary hard drive into the hard-drive bracket.

  9. Replace the screws that secure the primary hard drive to the hard-drive bracket.
    • Replace the screws that secure the primary hard drive to the hard-drive bracket.

  10. If applicable, replace the screws that secure the secondary hard drive to the hard-drive bracket.
    • If applicable, replace the screws that secure the secondary hard drive to the hard-drive bracket.

  11. Connect the interposer to the hard drives.
    • Connect the interposer to the hard drives.

  12. Place the hard-drive assembly in the computer base.
    • Place the hard-drive assembly in the computer base.

  13. Tighten the captive screws that secure  the hard-drive assembly to the computer  base.
    • Tighten the captive screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the computer base.

  14. Connect the hard-drive cable to its connector on the system board.
    • Connect the hard-drive cable to its connector on the system board.

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