Introduction

Here is a HP 310-1037 with a failed hard drive. The Hitachit 1TB hard drive is a common item to fail. The repalcement is very easy and not hidden screws or adhesive. All that is needed is a flathead screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver.

  1. HP310-1037 Touchsmart PC with a dead hard drive. The hard drive is located behind the stand cover. Lay the PC flat on the front to gain access to the stand cover Remove the single screw that holds the stand cover to the chassis with a flat tip screwdriver
    • HP310-1037 Touchsmart PC with a dead hard drive. The hard drive is located behind the stand cover.

    • Lay the PC flat on the front to gain access to the stand cover

    • Remove the single screw that holds the stand cover to the chassis with a flat tip screwdriver

  2. Remove the stand cover The hard drive caddy is held in place with 1 Phillips screw Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove that screw
    • Remove the stand cover

    • The hard drive caddy is held in place with 1 Phillips screw

    • Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove that screw

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  4. Lift the handle on the hard drive caddy and pull it to the backside. This will remove the hard drive caddy from the computer. To remove the hard drive from the caddy, turn it over. There are four Phillips scres that hold the hard drive in place.
    • Lift the handle on the hard drive caddy

    • and pull it to the backside. This will remove the hard drive caddy from the computer.

    • To remove the hard drive from the caddy, turn it over. There are four Phillips scres that hold the hard drive in place.

  5. Once the four screws are removed, slide the hard drive out of the caddy. Here is the failed drive. It is a Hitachi HDS721010CLA332. Failure with this drive is all to common.
    • Once the four screws are removed, slide the hard drive out of the caddy.

    • Here is the failed drive. It is a Hitachi HDS721010CLA332. Failure with this drive is all to common.

Conclusion

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

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