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Introduction

How to remove the hard drive, along with its cable and bracket from your computer.

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    • Turn the G4 over.

    • Remove the eight T8 Torx screws from the lower case.

  1. Using your thumbs, slide the lower case away from you.
    • Using your thumbs, slide the lower case away from you.

    • The lower case may stick in the front on a tab just above the center of the DVD drive. Be careful as you work the case off, or you may break the thin strip of plastic just above the drive.

    • Lift the lower case off.

  2. Your laptop should look approximately like this.
    • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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  4. Skip this step if your computer does not have an Airport card.
    • Skip this step if your computer does not have an Airport card.

    • Firmly grasp the plastic tab attached to the Airport card and pull up and to the left.

    • Disconnect the antenna cable from the left side of the Airport card.

  5. Disconnect the hard drive ribbon from the logic board using a spudger or the tip of your finger, removing tape as necessary.
    • Disconnect the hard drive ribbon from the logic board using a spudger or the tip of your finger, removing tape as necessary.

  6. To free the hard drive, remove the two T8 Torx screws from the right wall of the battery housing.
    • To free the hard drive, remove the two T8 Torx screws from the right wall of the battery housing.

  7. Remove the hard drive by gently grasping the orange ribbon cable and lifting the left edge up and out of the computer.
    • Remove the hard drive by gently grasping the orange ribbon cable and lifting the left edge up and out of the computer.

    • There are four rubber bumpers that fit over the hard drive screws. Ensure that these bumpers come out when you remove the hard drive.

  8. Your laptop should look approximately like this.
    • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

Conclusion

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

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