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Introduction

Remove and Replace the Hard Drive

  1. 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.

  2. Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob. Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.
    • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.

    • Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.

  3. Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned. 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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  5. Unplug the blue cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard. Unplug the blue cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard.
    • Unplug the blue cable that connects the hard drive to the motherboard.

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

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

  8. Slide the Hard Drive out while squeezing the tabs. Slide the Hard Drive out while squeezing the tabs.
    • Slide the Hard Drive out while squeezing the tabs.

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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