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Introduction

These steps will show you how to properly replace your hard drive on your Apple G5 Desktop.

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  1. To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.
    • To avoid electrocution, shut down the computer. Do not open the computer or attempt to install any items inside it while the computer is on.

    • To avoid being burned, wait at least 10 minutes to allow the computer's internal components to cool.

  2. Remove all the cables, including the power cables before opening the unit.
    • Remove all the cables, including the power cables before opening the unit.

  3. Lift the tab to unlock the side panel. The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.
    • Lift the tab to unlock the side panel.

    • The panel should fall out. If the panel does not fall out by itself pull a little from the edges.

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  5. Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle. Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle. Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.
    • Remove the air deflector (the clear plastic cover) by pulling on the handle.

  6. Locate hard drive on the top right-hand corner of the desktop.
    • Locate hard drive on the top right-hand corner of the desktop.

  7. Rotate up plastic tab labeled "B" on the right hand side of hard drive. Rotate up plastic tab labeled "B" on the right hand side of hard drive.
    • Rotate up plastic tab labeled "B" on the right hand side of hard drive.

  8. Detach both cables from the hard drive. Detach both cables from the hard drive.
    • Detach both cables from the hard drive.

  9. Pull out the hard drive out. Pull out the hard drive out.
    • Pull out the hard drive out.

  10. After hard drive is out, the space should look like this.
    • After hard drive is out, the space should look like this.

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