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Opening external drive case

I have a dead Maxtor Personal Storage 3000LS. How do I open its case to try installing it as an internal drive? Just hoping to save some data from it. Thanks!

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  • Pandagirl Dec 10, 2007

    No screws under the rubber bumpers. I think it's the plastic sides that need to be removed but I can't seem to figure out the way to do it.



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Actual solution. The darker side panels pop off and they alone hold things together. Simply pry each side away at rear. That would be end with power and USB connections are.

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    be careful though. when you're snapping it off, don't scrape yourself when it comes off all of the sudden! i got bloody. great solution though.


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Look for screws or tabs to open the case. If there are some rubber bumpers, carefully remove those to expose the screws. It should be pretty easy to open this unit.


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  • Mike McWhinney Dec 10, 2007

    You need to find a tool (like a tiny screwdriver) with a flat edge and carefully find a tab or edge to pry.

    Hopefully your 3000LS has the ability to be opened without destroying or damaging the case.

    Keep trying, but be patient and not force anything



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