Introduction

Remove and Replace the Hard Drive

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise. Image 2/2: Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.
  • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.

  • Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.

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Image 1/2: Lift panel case off computer. Image 2/2: Lift panel case off computer.
  • Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.

  • Lift panel case off computer.

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  • Unplug the blue cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard.

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  • Unplug the power supply, distinguished by its red and yellow wires (yellow wire obscured from view).

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  • Squeeze the release tabs on either side of the hard drive.

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  • Slide the Hard Drive out while squeezing the tabs.

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Conclusion

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

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Thanks for great tutorial.

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Yeah great tutorial!

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