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I lost a couple of the plastic Hard Drive slides

The hard drive has plastic slides with metal pins. Lost them. Can I get a set somewhere??

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Is it possible to just use scews? If not find cooler master tech supportand try to find out if you can find replacement parts.

II had a zalman gpu cooler that I lost a couple of springs and scews to ad I was able to call tech support and they sent me to a websie to buy replacement oem parts since it wasnt under warrany. This may help I am not sure.

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Lift the metal plate out of the case and set it aside.
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Lift the hard disk drive out of the case and set it aside.
Push the new hard drive into the open slot and then reconnect the four screws.
Set the metal plate back on top of the new hard disk drive and then attach its screws.
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Put the battery back into the Toshiba laptop.
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  2. Step 2 Open the case. Remove any metal rings, watches or bracelets you may be wearing. Unplug the computer from the electrical outlet, then touch the metal casing to eliminate any static charge. You can also use an anti-static wrist strap if you prefer. Check the user's manual if necessary to determine how to open your particular PC case.
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