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.)
  • 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.
  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

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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.

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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.

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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

  • 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).

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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.

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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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