Introduction

A hard drive is a magnetized storage area. Your Operating System is stored on your hard drive, as well as all your software programs. This guide will instruct you on how to take the hard drive out of the computer so that you may replace or repair it.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Remove the cover panel on the side of the computer by pulling out the latch on the back panel and pulling the panel downwards towards the ground.

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Image 1/2: Carefully disconnect the data and power cables from the hard drive. Image 2/2: Carefully disconnect the data and power cables from the hard drive.
  • The hard drive is located the top-center area of the computer.

  • Carefully disconnect the data and power cables from the hard drive.

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  • Push the tabs on both sides of the hard drive bracket towards each other and slide the hard drive up and out of the hard drive bay.

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  • Unscrew the four 5mm screws on both sides of the hard drive using the Phillips #1 screwdriver and then remove the hard drive from the case.

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Conclusion

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

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