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Re: Remove Hard Disk from Intel Dot Station
I am also having the same PC, its mreally hard to open the cabinet, you need to remove almost 30 screws, i did of my own, but its very complicated, if u want any suggestions to remove give me reply. Bye
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This will not be a wise decision ..cause every system has its own configuration and when you will put it back you will have problems detecting the hardware on this one ...What I suggest is to insert the disk anyway ...and try to restart ..go to bios ..and make the boot priority on the Cd if it is not already set ....and boot from cd ... The idea is that even if you got a virus and affects your disk drive detection into windows..when you boot from the Cd ..the old windows has nothing to do with what is going on than ...and it will work ...Just try and see...anyway ..only if the Cd drive is damaged physically this will not work ..but if its driver is affected by a virus will work and the installation will go on normally ... In case is not working ...than you can just open the unit ..and inside you will see that the Hdd is only kept in place by the screws at the sides...and it has the bus cable and the power ...Removing them ..and after that the screws(pay attention that it may have on both sides...) or some models have just a lever that its keeping it in place ......
You cant change the SMPS of this computer as it is built on big PCB and not a regular SMPS box. Then it has a supply for monitor too. And it is not required. Clean your RAM & reinsert it and re-install Win XP after low formating the drive. It will definately work And 'Intele', this is a useless, non upgradable & and non-repairable system and to upgrade it with PIII 700MHz CPU you got to add a small resistance to it which onl6y the dealer can do it for you. Now a days there are lots of used branded P4 systems available in the market - 'dirt cheap'. Dell Optiplex GX280 is one of the good option with P4 3.20GHz pinless (LGA775) CPU, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 160GB SATA drive with Dell usb Keyboard & mouse. Prevailing market price is app. Rs. 7000/- Add Rs. 2000/- for 17" used multimedia monitor. You can compare all this with Intel Dot Station. To reach the motherboard of Intel Dot Station one has to unscrew 32 screws. Its so complicated. Spares are not available - then why buy P-III these days?If you are in New Delhi, go & buy from Nehru Place.
Should not be a problem. Install the hardware and then when the system detects it, load only the drivers for an XP from the cd. There are other programs on the cd, but do not load them untill U know the whole system is working properly. U may want to consider adding more ram as faster video requires more ram, suggest 1Gb. and remember that windows is a disk dependant system, the higher percentage of the hard drive U use, the poopier the system runs. Suggest jumping to a 250 Gb harddrive and never worry about it again.
Intel® Dot Station is a low cost, all-in-one, compact, easy to install and use, PC (Personal Computer). Its design allows a minimum use of space. This is all in one compact, envious, cute design with colour monitor integrated