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I would like to upgrade the harddisk in my compaq evo D500.

1. how to open the case?
2. What is the most appropriate size of harddisk could I use?

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  • adilrusli Jan 01, 2009

    thanks, your suggestion is really helpful. what's your answer for my second question, about opening its case please?

  • adilrusli Jan 02, 2009

    Yes. I did it. I was really suspicious that was the key but what I did was pulled and pushed backward. Thank you very much.

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That really depends on what your needs require. You can buy anywhere from a 20 gigabyte hard drive up to a terabyte. If you are a casual user than an 80 gig should be more than enough. Although it depends on what your budget is as well, keep in mind that when buying brand new hardware the older stuff is more expensive and the newer stuff is less expensive. You probally require an IDE hard disk which falls under the 'older category.' The new hard disks are SATA drives ( the connecting wires are different) I hope this helps you.
Good Luck.

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  • Stephen Jan 01, 2009

    There is two push tabs on the side of the unit. One on the front left and one on the front right sides. The cover is on a hinge, so just push the two tabs at the same time to release the cover, than lift up and there you have it!!


    Let me know how you made out.


    Good luck

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If you wanna open whole case then:

Turn the notebook upside-down.
* Remove the 3 Torx T-8 screws located towards the front of the computer.
* Turn the notebook right-side-up.
* Lift the LCD to its upright position.
* Carefully lift up the palmrest making sure not to tug on the mouse's ribbon cable and let it rest on the keyboard. WARNING! If you tug on the cable you will disconnect the mouse and it is NOT EASY to reconnect!
* Remove the 4 Torx T-8 screws that mount the hard drive in place.
* Gently lift the hard drive up a few inches and remove the ribbon cable attached to the hard drive.
* Remove the 4 Torx T-8 screws that mount the hard drive to its bracket.
* Remove the hard drive from its bracket.
* Place the new hard drive into the bracket.
* Attach the 4 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #8.
* Attach the hard drive ribbon cable to your new hard drive.
* Seat the new hard drive into its compartment.
* Replace the 4 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #6.
* Replace the palmrest, making sure it snaps down into place.
* Lower the LCD.
* Turn the notebook upside-down.
* Replace the 3 Torx T-8 screws that were removed in STEP #2.

if you just wanna open HDD case then just follow selecting above instruction.

And for HDD size.
if depends on your using perpose:
if it's for general use then 80-100 GB is enough if its for graphic or gaming propose then you need to consider more than 200 GB and RAM too.

Thanks and do not forget to rate answers.

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