Introduction

A user will effectively understand how to remove a hard drive from the device.

Parts

No parts required.

Locate the four screws at the bottom of the device.                                                        (Note that the keyboard attachment is missing from this device.) Use a Philips head #0 screwdriver to remove each of the screws (Size: 4mm)
  • Locate the four screws at the bottom of the device. (Note that the keyboard attachment is missing from this device.)

  • Use a Philips head #0 screwdriver to remove each of the screws (Size: 4mm)

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Gently wedge the  plastic opening tool in between where the display and  back panel meet. Slowly and gently apply force to the plastic opening tool in a downwards motion to loosen the front panel from the back panel.
  • Gently wedge the plastic opening tool in between where the display and back panel meet.

  • Slowly and gently apply force to the plastic opening tool in a downwards motion to loosen the front panel from the back panel.

  • Rotate the device so that the side is facing up and repeat the previous step for the sides.

  • Do NOT attempt to wedge the plastic opening tool on the bottom . Once the sides and top are loose you are ready to continue to the next step.

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Gently and slowly pull the front and back panel away from each other (in opposite directions). ( Pulling them apart will not separate the two panels)
  • Gently and slowly pull the front and back panel away from each other (in opposite directions). ( Pulling them apart will not separate the two panels)

  • Only separate the panels by a few inches from each other so that there is room to separate the front and back panel in the next step. Proceed to the next step.

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Hold the back panel firmly and pull the front panel upwards to completely separate the front panel from the back panel.
  • Hold the back panel firmly and pull the front panel upwards to completely separate the front panel from the back panel.

  • The device is now ready to be repaired or replacements installed.

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Locate the hard drive. (The hard drive is located in the center of the device)
  • Locate the hard drive. (The hard drive is located in the center of the device)

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Locate the black strip of thermal resistant tape that is covering the upper right portion of the hard drive. Gently lift up with the tape. Fold the tape back away from the hard drive.
  • Locate the black strip of thermal resistant tape that is covering the upper right portion of the hard drive.

  • Gently lift up with the tape.

  • Fold the tape back away from the hard drive.

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Locate the four screws (Size: 4mm) at each of the four corners of the hard drive. Remove the four screws using a #0 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Locate the four screws (Size: 4mm) at each of the four corners of the hard drive.

  • Remove the four screws using a #0 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Locate the lift tab. (The lift tab is located at the bottom left corner of the hard drive). Gently lift up on the lift tab
  • Locate the lift tab. (The lift tab is located at the bottom left corner of the hard drive).

  • Gently lift up on the lift tab

  • Be cautious when lifting the hard drive from its designated slot, the hard drive is still connected to the device

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Locate the connection of the hard drive to the device. Gently grasp the connector cord and pull horizontally to the right. (Very little force is needed to disconnect the cord). Gently grasp the connector cord and pull horizontally to the right. (Very little force is needed to disconnect the cord).
  • Locate the connection of the hard drive to the device.

  • Gently grasp the connector cord and pull horizontally to the right. (Very little force is needed to disconnect the cord).

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The hard drive is no longer connected to the device. Lift the hard drive up vertically and set aside. The hard drive removal is completed.
  • The hard drive is no longer connected to the device. Lift the hard drive up vertically and set aside.

  • The hard drive removal is completed.

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Conclusion

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

Kim

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Is it possible to change the Wd5000m21k disk for a Wd5000m22k?

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