Introduction

How to open up and remove the internal hard drive and board.

Remove screw to access hidden top tab.
  • Remove screw to access hidden top tab.

  • Use a point like tool to press the two tabs around the USB 3 connector. These are accessible via the holes arrowed.

  • You can slightly lift the back edge up to help free the tabs as you press them in a little, not a lot, doesn't take much to release them.

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Along the top are two tabs.  Using a thin bladed screw driver, insert to catch and pull back the tab slightly. Lift on the cover slightly to help release the tabs.
  • Along the top are two tabs. Using a thin bladed screw driver, insert to catch and pull back the tab slightly.

  • Lift on the cover slightly to help release the tabs.

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Front of the case has two tabs. Continuing gently lifting on the cover while releasing the hidden tabs.
  • Front of the case has two tabs.

  • Continuing gently lifting on the cover while releasing the hidden tabs.

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Again, insert flat blade screwdriver while lifting on the cover.
  • Again, insert flat blade screwdriver while lifting on the cover.

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Hard drive exposed Use the flat blade screwdriver to gently pry out the led plastic light tube from the case.
  • Hard drive exposed

  • Use the flat blade screwdriver to gently pry out the led plastic light tube from the case.

  • Hard drive is only held in with rubber bumper style mounts and will come out with a little finger pulling.

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Remove drive from case and flip over and remove the two screws. You will be left with the board and interface, ready to install new drive. Installation is the reverse of removal! Enjoy!
  • Remove drive from case and flip over and remove the two screws.

  • You will be left with the board and interface, ready to install new drive.

  • Installation is the reverse of removal! Enjoy!

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Conclusion

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

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