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Most of the gateway slimlines are the same.

  1. When looking at the front of the desktop, while it is standing up right. Remove the back right screws (2)
  2. Slide side panel off
  3. Gently pull up the 3 plastic latches for the front cover panel.
  4. This should allow the front panel to slide off.
  5. Now unscrew the screws attached to the ODD (optical disc drive)
  6. Disconnect the cables attached to the ODD and the Hard drive (HDD)
  7. Unscrew the screws to the HDD.
  8. Now put it back together.

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Replace hard drive


This pretty decent video will show you how to properly remove a hard drive.

Mar 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to replace a IDE Hard Drive


The following tip is a step by step instruction guide to replace your IDE Hard drive.

Before you start working with any of the Computer hardware, you need tobe sure that your computer is switched off. Also, unplug your computerfrom all cables.

Once you are done with the above steps, you need to open your computercase at the side on which the motherboard is not situated. This isusually done by unscrewing the 2 screws at the back of the panel.
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Now slide away the panel gently and expose the inside of your computer.
You will be able to see a clear view of the hard drive. You will also be able to see the screws which holds the hard drive in place. There is usually only 2 screws, but if you unscrew the 2 screws and the hard drive is still attached to the case, you need to unscrew the other side panel as well to unscrew these other 2 screw.

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When you are done unscrewing the hard drive, you can gently remove it from the hard drive slot.

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Now, unplug the cables from the hard drive. you will just plug this cables back into the new hard drive. Just remember, if you plug in the new hard drive, you need to check the jumper settings. If this is the only drive, and you want to install the Operating system on this drive, it needs to be set to primary. Otherwise, to secondary.

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After you have checked the jumper settings, you can plug back the Hard drive and just reverse the previous steps.

I really hope this can steer you in the right directions.

Kind regards
Andrea

on Feb 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Need to remove hard drive


his document provides instructions for the removal and replacement of the hard drive for the R3000, R3100, R3200, R3300, ZV5000 and ZV5200 series notebook PCs.
Use the video as a guide while following the written instructions below.
To view the video press the Play button on the player control bar below the video.
To stop the video press the Pause button on the player control bar below the video.
To restart the video press the Rewind button on the player control bar below the video.
NOTE:Flash Player from Macromedia is required to view this video. Visit the Macromedia website (in English) to download and install Flash Player.
Step 1 - Remove the battery
Slide and hold the battery release latch to the unlock position.
Use your finger to lift the battery up and out.
Step 2 - Remove the hard disk drive
Remove the two Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive to the base enclosure.
Lift the inside edge of the hard disk drive to unseat the hard disk drive connector from the system board.
Remove the four Phillips-head screws that secure the hard disk drive to the hard disk drive bracket.
Remove the hard disk drive from the hard disk drive bracket.
Pull the hard disk drive out of the bay.
Place the hard disk drive in a static dissipative bag.

Dec 05, 2010 | HP Pavilion ze4300 Notebook

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Instructions for installing a toshiba hard drive MK103GAS in a Sony Vaio laptop


Step 1 - Remove Screws Flip the entire laptop over and remove the battery.617_bottom.jpg
There are a total of 4 screws you need to remove as depicted in the red circles.617_unscrew.jpg
Begin removing one at a time.617_unscrew2.jpg Step 2 - Removing the Keyboard After you remove the four screws from the bottom chassis, flip the laptop over and take a look at the keyboard area.
Now look carefully at the top corners of the keyboard, there is a tiny little button that you need to push in order to release the keyboard. 617_keyboard1.jpg
Push it inwards with your screw driver or finger. 617_keyboard2.jpg
Push both the release keys while pulling the entire keyboard towards you. 617_keyboard3.jpg
Gently lift up the keyboard towards you, while flipping it over. 617_keyboard4.jpg
The keyboard has been removed!
Step 3 - Removing the Palmrest Looking inside, you will need to remove three screws as depicted in the red circles below.617_unscrewhandrest.jpg Next, gently slide the entire palm rest chassis towards you.617_handrestremove.jpg Before you lift the palm rest, notice the delicate ribbon cable on the underside. Then lift it upwards, flipping it over. Be careful not to rip the ribbon cable that's connected!617_handsetremoved.jpgYou now have access to the hard drive!
Step 4 - Removing the Hard Drive Remove three screws from the cage holding the hard drive as depicted below in the red circles.617_unscrewthree.jpg Next, gently remove the SATA cable from the hard drive. It may require a bit of effort to pull the SATA cable from the hard drive, just try to be gentle. Note that there is tape over the SATA cable underneath the hard drive making the SATA cable more difficult to pull out.617_removesata.jpg
Be careful in this step not to rip the ribbon.
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The hard drive is now removed!
The next step is to just remove the stock hard drive from its cage be removing the screws on the edges and replace it with the hard drive of your choice. Carefully screw it all back in place, slide the keyboard back in and power on your system! 617_hardrives.jpg
Replacing Toshiba 120GB hard drive 5400RPM with Seagate 100GB 7200RPM 2.5? Hard Drive.
Enter the BIOS by pushing on F2 key during the VAIO boot screen. Ensure the proper hard drive is listed in the BIOS. 617_biosscreen.jpg
Insert your Windows XP or Recovery DVD disc to begin installing the operating system!

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Oct 27, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hi,\r\n When i plug in my Western Hard Disk WD4000ME, its detected by the system and all files are shown, but I cannot copy those files back to the system. It gives the following error:- "The requst could...


An I/O error indicates an issue with the device driver(s) that handle input/output processes such as copying files to/from hard drives, data in resident memory (RAM) waiting to be processed by the CPU or the controller chipset that handles the primary calls to/from the subsystems or a faulty hard drive.
Below are a few solutions that may help resolve the issue and allow you to transfer your files:
Before proceeding, you will need the following:
A. Computer B. External USB Hard Drive C. USB Cable D. RAM Module (Replacement, if necessary) E. Hard Drive (Replacement, if necessary) F. USB Hard Drive Enclosure (Replacement, if necessary) G. USB Cable (Replacement, if necessary)
Note: Solutions B/C apply only to Windows OS.
Solution A. Faulty USB Cable
1. Replace the USB cable. 2. Connect USB hard drive to the computer. 3. Attempt to copy a file from the drive. 4. If successful, copy additional files, as needed. If not successful, skip down to Solution B, step #1.

Solution B. Locked I/O Processes
1. Press and hold the power button on your desktop/laptop for about 10 seconds (or until the system has powered off completely). Then release the power button. 2. Make sure the USB drive is plugged in. 3. Wait another 10 seconds and press the button once again to power on the computer. 4. Once logged in, attempt to copy a single file from the drive 5. If successful, go to step #6. If not successful, skip down to Solution C, step #1. 6. Continue to copy files from the drive. Make sure to pay attention to what files (if any) prompt the I/O error message. If you receive an I/O error, skip down to Solution C, step #1.

Solution C. Motherboard Device Driver Installation/Update
1. Click on the "Start" menu and click on "Control Panel". 2. A new window will open, double-click on "System". 3. A new window will open, click on "Device Manager". 4. A new window will open, listed in the hierarchy are all the hardware components installed on the desktop/laptop. Look for any devices that display either a red "X", yellow "!" or yellow "?". These devices have either incorrect, incomplete or missing drivers/software and need to be installed, as they might be the root cause of the trouble. 5. If any of the above icons are present, perform a Windows Update by visiting the site below:
http://update.microsoft.com
Perform any updates available on the software and hardware side. 6. Restart your computer. 7. Follow Solution C, steps #1-4 to determine if any drivers still need updates. 8a. If updates are not needed, attempt to copy files from the hard drive. If successful, go to step #9. If not successful, skip down to Solution D, step #1. 8b. If updates are needed, you may need to visit the support site for your desktop/laptop's make/model and download any missing drivers. 9. Continue copying files, as needed.

Solution D. Faulty RAM
1. Power off the desktop/laptop and disconnect all cables. 2. Open the desktop/laptop. 3. Remove all the existing RAM. 4. Install the replacement RAM. 5. Power on the desktop/laptop. 6. Connect USB hard drive. 7. Test by copying some files from your hard drive. 8. If successful, close your desktop/laptop and continue copying files, as needed. If not successful, remove replacement RAM and reinstall previous RAM and skip down to Solution E, step #1.

Solution E. USB Hard Drive Case Faulty I/O Board
1. Power off computer/desktop and disconnect all cables. 2. Open your USB external case. 3. Remove your existing hard drive. 4. Install hard drive into replacement USB case. 5. Power on your computer. 6. Connect your USB external drive. 7. Copy files from your external USB hard drive. 8. If successful, continue to copy files, as needed. If not successful, skip down to Solution F, step #1.

F. Hard Drive Malfunction
1. Power off computer/desktop and disconnect all cables. 2. Open your USB external case. 3. Remove your existing hard drive. 4. Install replacement hard drive into USB case. 5. Power on your computer. 6. Connect your USB external drive. 7. Copy files from your external USB hard drive. 8. If successful, continue to copy files, as needed. If not successful, this could be an indiction of a much larger problem in the form of a Motherboard issue.
If the motherboard is malfunctioning, this is a sign of bigger things to come and will require a replacement board in order to correct.
In the event that the motherboard needs replacement, depending on the make/model of the desktop/laptop, the cost could range from $35-120 for 3rd-party boards or $85-300+ for consumer-level systems from manufacturers such as HP, Dell, etc. and $350-1000 from Apple.
If your desktop/laptop is still covered by the manufacturer's warranty or 3rd-party extended warranty, any hardware component that needs replacement should be covered at little to no out of pocket expense to the end-user. This also includes the external USB hard drive, as well.

Aug 15, 2010 | Western Digital Passport 320GB External...

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Physical installation of 2nd hdd


The document below gives instruction for installing, but the place and shape of the cabinet and hdd case may be different from you PC. You can use this as a refrence. Installing a hard disk drive Use the steps in this section to install a new hard drive into an empty drive bay. Step 1

If you are installing a new hard disk drive, make sure it is set to cable select. c01179815.jpg Step 2

Slide the hard disk drive into the hard drive cage. c01196498.jpg Step 3

Align the screw holes on the hard drive with the screw holes on the hard drive cage. c01179817.jpg NOTE: Make sure the connectors are at the top of the hard drive cage. c01179818.jpg Step 4

Replace the four screws (two on each side) to secure the hard drive to the hard drive cage. c01179813.jpg Step 5

Connect the power and data cables to the drive. The connectors are keyed and can be attached in only one way. c01179809.jpg Step 6

Insert the hard drive cage into the PC.

Align the four tabs on the side of the hard drive cage with... c01179819.jpg ... the four slots inside the PC. c01179820.jpg Align the three tabs on the side of the hard drive cage with ... c01179821.jpg ... the three slots on the front of the PC. c01179822.jpg Step 7

Slide the hard drive cage down until it snaps into place. c01196499.gif NOTE: Make sure the front tabs on the hard drive cage are correctly inserted into the slots on the front of the PC. c01196500.gif Step 8

Replace the two screws that secure the hard drive cage to the PC. c01179804.jpg Step 9

If you are adding another hard drive instead of replacing a hard drive, connect the SATA data cable for the new hard drive to the next available SATA connector on the mother board.

NOTE: The SATA data connectors on *********** board may look slightly different than the example. c01833532.gif Step 10

Replace the front panel and the side panel, and then reconnect the cables.

For more information about replacing the side panel and the front cover, refer to the HP support documents Removing the Front Cover and Opening the PC Case . c01179827.jpg Step 11

If using Windows, wait until Windows finds and configures the new drive. c00615034.gif

Regards,
Shrey

Oct 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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What hardrive for my armada M700?


Hard Drive Installation Instructions 40 gig IDE DRIVE
  1. Shut down the computer and remove Battery Pack and AC adapter.
  2. Locate Hard Drive compartment on the front panel, just left of the head phone jack.
  3. Turn Notebook upside down.
  4. Remove the one torx screw that is securing the hard drive. (A security screwdriver was provided with the computer.)
  5. Push down on the hard drive bezel on the front of the hard drive.
  6. Lift the bezel up 90 degrees to create a handle. Pull the hard drive out of the hard drive bay.
  7. Remove the 4 black screws at each corner and lift off the black tray.
  8. Gently remove the silver bracket and connector.
  9. Place connector on new hard drive.
  10. Place the black tray on the HDD. When looking at the hard drive with the label up, the black bezel goes along the left side of the hard drive.
  11. Replace the 4 black screws from step 7.
  12. With the hard drive bezel pulled down, slide the hard drive into the hard drive bay.
  13. Push up on the hard drive bezel to secure the hard drive in the bay.
  14. Secure the hard drive bay by replacing the screw from step 4.
  15. Replace the battery pack and all cables

Aug 08, 2009 | Compaq Armada M700 Notebook

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How to open sony vaio-pcv-w101/w to replace bad ram?


Try this:
STEP 11
Lift up and remove notebook display panel.
13-taking-apart-notebook.jpg STEP 12
Remove hard drive cover, memory cover and modem cover from the bottom of the notebook. Each cover is secured by one screw.
14-taking-apart-notebook.jpg STEP 13
Here’s how you can remove the hard drive. Remove four screws securing the hard drive caddy to the base assembly. Slide the hard drive down to disconnect it from the motherboard. Lift up and remove the hard drive.
15-taking-apart-notebook.jpg STEP 14
Removing memory modules (if needed). Carefully spread latches on both sides of the memory slot. The memory module will pop up at 30 degree angle. Pull the memory module from the slot by the edges.
Removing modem card (if needed). Remove two screws securing the modem card. Lift up the modem card to disconnect it from the motherboard and unplug cable from the side.

Hope this Helps

DR GEEK MD

May 06, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGC-V617G PC Desktop

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How do I remove the hdd from compaq nx9010?


Hi - follow these steps and picture:
. Remove the hard drive by following these steps:
a. Remove the two rubber screw covers 1 that conceal the
hard drive retention screws.
✎Spare part number 371808-001 should be used to replace
the hard drive rubber screw covers.
b. Remove the two PM2.0×6.0 screws 2 that secure the
hard drive to the notebook.
c. Use the notch in the hard drive bezel to slide the hard
drive forward 3.
d. Remove the hard drive.
864136d.gif If this solves your problem PLEASE rate this as fixed. If you need more help just add a comment and I'll be happy to assist you further. Thanks.

Jeff

May 21, 2008 | HP Compaq Business Notebook NX9010

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