Introduction

This guide will help you remove the hard drive for replacement.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Pull the tab and the lid will pop up. Pull the tab and the lid will pop up.
    • Pull the tab and the lid will pop up.

  2. Grab the lid and pull it up and off. Grab the lid and pull it up and off.
    • Grab the lid and pull it up and off.

  3. Pull out both sets of cables from the side of the optical drive. Both cables are plugged into the drive right next to each other.
    • Pull out both sets of cables from the side of the optical drive.

    • Both cables are plugged into the drive right next to each other.

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  5. Pull the tab up holding the optical drive in place. Slide the optical drive out.
    • Pull the tab up holding the optical drive in place.

    • Slide the optical drive out.

  6. Rotate the computer 180 degrees. Pull the metal tab up. Pull the tray away from the case.
    • Rotate the computer 180 degrees.

    • Pull the metal tab up.

    • Pull the tray away from the case.

  7. Pinch the 2 small blue tabs towards each other. Push the large blue tab into the hard drive and push the hard drive away from the tower wall. Lift the hard drive from the case after it comes loose.
    • Pinch the 2 small blue tabs towards each other.

    • Push the large blue tab into the hard drive and push the hard drive away from the tower wall.

    • Lift the hard drive from the case after it comes loose.

  8. Pull out both bundles of wires connected to the hard drive. Flip the hard drive so that the blue case is facing down, and the marked tabs are facing toward you.
    • Pull out both bundles of wires connected to the hard drive.

    • Flip the hard drive so that the blue case is facing down, and the marked tabs are facing toward you.

  9. Pull the 2 blue tabs away from the hard drive and then pull the hard drive case down. Pull the 2 blue tabs away from the hard drive and then pull the hard drive case down. Pull the 2 blue tabs away from the hard drive and then pull the hard drive case down.
    • Pull the 2 blue tabs away from the hard drive and then pull the hard drive case down.

Conclusion

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

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