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Power down your PC and remove the power cord from the back.
  • Power down your PC and remove the power cord from the back.

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Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds, then release.
  • Press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds, then release.

    • This helps drain any remaining power stored in the capacitors, so that you can safely work on the internal components.

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  • With the computer standing upright, firmly pull on the tab at the back of the computer.

  • When the side panel pops free, gently pull the panel away from the computer.

  • If you have trouble freeing the side panel from the case, you may need to pull the tab a bit harder.

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  • Remove the power and SATA data cables.

  • SATA power

  • SATA data

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  • Pull the two tabs on the hard drive and pull up

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  • Now take the tray off of the hard drive.

Yes that hard drive is not the original, it’s a a hard drive out of an 2008 iMac. I have the original 80GB hard drive still in this machine with this other one.

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Conclusion

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

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