Tools

No tools required.

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

  2. 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.

    • 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.

    • Remove the power and SATA data cables.

    • SATA power

    • SATA data

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

    • Now take the tray off of the hard drive.

Conclusion

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

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