Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the drive cage from a Packard Bell 4X4 desktop so you can replace the optical drive, hard drive or floppy drive.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the 3 Philips head screws from the back of the computer using your Philips screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3 Philips head screws from the back of the computer using your Philips screwdriver.

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Using both hands on each side of the case, slide the top cover toward you. Lift it up off the computer.
  • Using both hands on each side of the case, slide the top cover toward you. Lift it up off the computer.

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The top cover is removed.
  • The top cover is removed.

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Remove the two Philips head screws with your Philips screwdriver. You may have to lubricate these screws as they can be very difficult to remove.
  • Remove the two Philips head screws with your Philips screwdriver. You may have to lubricate these screws as they can be very difficult to remove.

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Remove the 1 Philips head screw from the left hand side of the case if there is one. Again, you may need to lubricate this screw.
  • Remove the 1 Philips head screw from the left hand side of the case if there is one. Again, you may need to lubricate this screw.

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Once the screws are removed, disconnect all cables from the optical drive, hard drive and floppy drive.
  • Once the screws are removed, disconnect all cables from the optical drive, hard drive and floppy drive.

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Slide the drive cage back. An easy way to do this is the push on the optical drive from the front.
  • Slide the drive cage back. An easy way to do this is the push on the optical drive from the front.

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Lift the drive cage up and out of the computer.
  • Lift the drive cage up and out of the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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