Lay the Dell Optiplex GX260 down on a clean flat surface with the rear towards you. Push the  oval shaped buttons located on the top and bottom of the PC simultaneously and lift the case straight up.
  • Lay the Dell Optiplex GX260 down on a clean flat surface with the rear towards you.

  • Push the oval shaped buttons located on the top and bottom of the PC simultaneously and lift the case straight up.

  • Note: Some force may be required to push in the oval buttons open the PC case.

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Identify the Hard Drive in the case. If there is more than one hard drive installed the process is the same for each hard drive. Remove the power cable from the hard drive by squeezing the side tabs in and pulling gently.
  • Identify the Hard Drive in the case.

  • If there is more than one hard drive installed the process is the same for each hard drive.

  • Remove the power cable from the hard drive by squeezing the side tabs in and pulling gently.

  • Remove the IDE cable from the hard drive by gently pulling the ribbon cable out.

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Pinch the two green tabs inwards to release the hard drive and lift it out.
  • Pinch the two green tabs inwards to release the hard drive and lift it out.

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Conclusion

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

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