Introduction

Failed hard drive? Need more storage? This guide will walk you through removal of your HDD.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure the computer is turned off, by selecting the start menu and choosing “Shut Down”.
  • Make sure the computer is turned off, by selecting the start menu and choosing “Shut Down”.

  • Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.

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Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.
  • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.

  • Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.

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Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.
  • Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.

  • Lift panel case off computer.

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Remove power and data cables Ground yourself before removing any internal components.
  • Remove power and data cables

  • Ground yourself before removing any internal components.

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Locate blue tabs as shown to the left and right of the hard disk drive Squeeze tabs and slide hard disk drive towards you, then lift up on the drive.
  • Locate blue tabs as shown to the left and right of the hard disk drive

  • Squeeze tabs and slide hard disk drive towards you, then lift up on the drive.

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Conclusion

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

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