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Introduction

This requires only a Phillips head screwdriver. Be aware that only 2.5" hard drives fit in this computer.

  1. Turn off the computer, unplug all cables, and let it cool down. Lay the computer flat on its screen.
    • Turn off the computer, unplug all cables, and let it cool down. Lay the computer flat on its screen.

    • Make sure that the work surface is flat and has nothing sharp on it.

  2. Remove the monitor stand screw in the bottom of the stand, and remove the stand completely. Remove the monitor stand screw in the bottom of the stand, and remove the stand completely.
    • Remove the monitor stand screw in the bottom of the stand, and remove the stand completely.

  3. Remove the two screws on the bottom of the computer, one on each side.
    • Remove the two screws on the bottom of the computer, one on each side.

  4. Locate the slot on the right side of the computer next to the screw hole. Use a plastic opening tool or spudger to pry off the rear cover. (Don’t be afraid to use a little force.) Locate the slot on the right side of the computer next to the screw hole. Use a plastic opening tool or spudger to pry off the rear cover. (Don’t be afraid to use a little force.) Locate the slot on the right side of the computer next to the screw hole. Use a plastic opening tool or spudger to pry off the rear cover. (Don’t be afraid to use a little force.)
    • Locate the slot on the right side of the computer next to the screw hole. Use a plastic opening tool or spudger to pry off the rear cover. (Don’t be afraid to use a little force.)

  5. Once it has been separated, lift to remove. Once it has been separated, lift to remove.
    • Once it has been separated, lift to remove.

  6. Unscrew the four screws that secure the hard drive enclosure. Unscrew the four screws that secure the hard drive enclosure.
    • Unscrew the four screws that secure the hard drive enclosure.

  7. Unplug the SATA cable. Lift to remove the hard drive enclosure.
    • Unplug the SATA cable. Lift to remove the hard drive enclosure.

  8. Unscrew the four screws that hold hard drive enclosure to the hard drive, located on the side of the enclosure. Unscrew the four screws that hold hard drive enclosure to the hard drive, located on the side of the enclosure.
    • Unscrew the four screws that hold hard drive enclosure to the hard drive, located on the side of the enclosure.

  9. Lift the hard drive up to remove it from the enclosure.
    • Lift the hard drive up to remove it from the enclosure.

Conclusion

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

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you have been busy!!!!! Noticed the solutions , etc. below and that is impressive. chaosone7 @gmail.com

Bobby Kincannon - Reply

It’s nice and easy to get there, unfortunately the board was fried lol.

Charles Allen - Reply

Can I replace the hard drive with a 1TB SATA III 6Gb/s 4-bit QLC V-NAND Flash 1GB Cache 2.5" Solid State Drive - Samsung QVO

Donna Briggs - Reply

The hard drive in this should be a 2.5” drive, so the replacement you listed should work

Jackson Blake -

Do you have a better suggestion

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