Question about Seagate (ST3160203U2-RK) (ST3160203U2RK) 160 GB Hard Drive
I have a Seagate (Model: ST3160203U2RK, Part: 9BD862-560) External Hard drive, 160Gb. The drive won't power on at all - no green light. We've tried another AC adapter with no luck. I want to open the case, remove the drive, and put it in another external case. My question is: How do I open the case ?
There are 4 5-pointed star shaped screws on the bottom of the drive. I don't know how to open the case.
This is one of the mean tricks that the industry uses to discourage people from opening things and then totally ruining them.
What about getting yourself a 5-star-shaped screwdriver? Ask your hardware store guy.
Too expensive? Well - I have a lot of different simple slotted screwdrivers. Normally I find one that fits into 2 corners of these "miracle screws". If you don't have fitting one use a cheap one that is slightly too large to fit and grind it down just to size.
The same trick works with the other kind of "discouragement screws" that have ALMOST a normal slot --- but there's an elevation in the middle of it. A slot screwdriver with a ground-in **** in the middle (Dremel tools work fine) does the trick.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 02, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook
Aug 10, 2009 | Seagate (ST3160203U2-RK) (ST3160203U2RK)...
Aug 09, 2009 | Seagate Momentus 5400.2 120 GB Hard Drive
May 19, 2009 | Seagate (ST3160203U2-RK) (ST3160203U2RK)...
Apr 18, 2009 | Seagate (ST3100203U2-RK) (ST3100203U2RK)...
Jul 26, 2008 | Seagate 160GB 3.5" External USB Drive 160...
Dec 16, 2017 | The Computers & Internet
3,847 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: