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External case removal, Seagate ST3160026A-RK External drive

Hi all, I want to replace the drive in my Seagate ST3160026A-RK but can't figure out how to get the case open. Can anyone tell me the secret??? Thanks!

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  • venktech Mar 31, 2009

    Can anyone tell me what kind of screws are used in this hard drive. I am trying to remove the screws but am not able to.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    the usb connection broke. how do i open the case and is there a way to fix the connection

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You remove the foot/stand unit, then the silver cover with the circular rubber ring can be carefully pried off. If you do this, you'll void the warranty, so if you want to do this because your unit is dead, then you should return it for a warranty repair. If you're doing this to put a larger capacity drive in the box, be aware that larger or faster hard drives might generate more heat which could adversely affect the new drive's ability to operate properly.

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