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Answer to: Seagate FreeAgent PRO external HDD disassembly guide requiredThe first answer was not much help, since the iFixit teardown is for the FreeAgent Go (a docked USB portable, where the FA Pro is a multi-interface desktop external) and the YouTube videos were for the 'USB' and 'Desk' models of Seagate's FreeAgent brand. That's a bit like offering teardowns for random types of Macintosh when someone asks for how to open a mid-2007 20" aluminum iMac. Actually, it is a LOT like that, because in both cases the functional answer is very specific to the model, may vary by obscure revision cases, and ultimately one may well regret the attempt. The FAPro has no obvious means of gaining access: no visible screws, no soft spots under the SN label, case seams that appear to have been designed to always be razor-tight with soft plastic on one side. Seagate's way of saying "Go ahead, void the warranty. We will know!" Personally, I'm about to do that to mine because the warranty is years gone, the device went silent in an odd manner, and it was my "big dumps of stuff I don't want to wast...