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How do you open the Nexxtech nhde25 hard drive enclosure to remove the drive?

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(I found your question because I had the same question. Decided to go for it.) The aluminum top and bottom covers are held in place by the indentations on the sides which fit into channels on the plastic chassis inside. I used a flat knife blade to gently pry by the front end of one side until the cover moved moved slightly out of the channels, then switched to the other side. Once I had it started, I was able to just lever the cover off by grasping the front corners and swinging it up in the reverse motion of the installation procedure. Caution: Prying too hard or far at once will bend the covers and or nick the plastic chassis extrusion. Good luck

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I'm not saying this will solve all problems, but it solved it for me. I am running Vista and got this to work following someone's instructions from another forum.

The slot in the enclosure that you plug the hard drive into has one set of holes fewer than the hard drive has pins. This means you can plug the hard drive in two ways "left" and "right" if you will. I had to plug my hard drive in so that the unused pins were farthest from the power cable that plugs into the hard drive.

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