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Open clam-shell type case by pushing buttons on rear top and rear bottom of case and pulling case open like a book. Once case is opened, you\'ll see the hard drive in the right half (as viewed from the back of the PC) Pull the power and data cable from back of the hard drive. Squeeze ends of green plastic slides and pull hard drive from enclosure.

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