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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.
  • 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. This helps drain any remaining power stored in the capacitors, so that you can safely work on the internal components.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Pull the two tabs on the hard drive and pull up Pull the two tabs on the hard drive and pull up
  • Pull the two tabs on the hard drive and pull up

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Now take the tray off of the hard drive. Now take the tray off of the hard drive. Now take the tray off of the hard drive.
  • 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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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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