Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the hard drive from your HP Compaq dx2000MT

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  • Turn off your computer and remove the power cable by pulling it straight out of its socket.

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  • Remove the 2 Phillips #2 screws that secure the case door to the device.

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Image 1/3: This may take considerable force so keep pushing! Image 2/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device. Image 3/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.
  • Remove the side case door by pushing towards the rear of the device with your hand.

    • This may take considerable force so keep pushing!

  • Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.

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Image 1/3: Once again, this may take considerable force. Image 2/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device. Image 3/3: Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.
  • Remove the side case door by pushing towards the rear of the device with your hand.

    • Once again, this may take considerable force.

  • Once you slide the door back, remove it by pulling it outwards from the device.

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  • Remove the IDE data and power cables from the hard drive

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  • Remove the front bezel by pulling upwards and out from below the lowest air vent.

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  • Remove the external drive faceplate by removing the 2 Torx T15 Screws

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Image 1/2: Front Torx T15. Image 2/2: Torx T15 mounting the hard drive cage to the optical drive bay.
  • Remove the following screws:

    • Front Torx T15.

    • Torx T15 mounting the hard drive cage to the optical drive bay.

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  • Fully remove the hard drive cage by sliding it towards the back of the device and pulling down.

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  • Remove 2 Torx T15 screws holding this side of the hard drive in place

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Image 1/3: Remove 2 Torx T15 screws holding this side of the hard drive in place Image 2/3: Remove 2 Torx T15 screws holding this side of the hard drive in place Image 3/3: Remove 2 Torx T15 screws holding this side of the hard drive in place
  • Proceed to the other side of the hard drive cage

  • Remove 2 Torx T15 screws holding this side of the hard drive in place

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  • Remove the hard drive from the hard drive cage by pulling it outward from the cage

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Conclusion

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

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