Introduction

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

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Pull the tab and the lid will pop up.

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  • Grab the lid and pull it up and off.

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Image 1/2: Both cables are plugged into the drive right next to each other. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Slide the optical drive out. Image 2/2: Slide the optical drive out.
  • Pull the tab up holding the optical drive in place.

  • Slide the optical drive out.

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Image 1/3: Pull the metal tab up. Image 2/3: Pull the tray away from the case. Image 3/3: Pull the tray away from the case.
  • Rotate the computer 180 degrees.

  • Pull the metal tab up.

  • Pull the tray away from the case.

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Image 1/3: Push the large blue tab into the hard drive and push the hard drive away from the tower wall. Image 2/3: Lift the hard drive from the case after it comes loose. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/2: Flip the hard drive so that the blue case is facing down, and the marked tabs are facing toward you. Image 2/2: 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.

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

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Conclusion

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

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