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Look at this article, look at step 3,4 and 5 to know about the tower and the motherboard.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph03886&tmp_task=useCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=59964#N1899

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Replacing a hard drive on Sony PCV-W501B with a


The Sony VAIO PCV-series is Sony's line of desktop computers. While they are not terribly difficult computers to disassemble, the parts can still be easily damaged in the process. Replacing hardware in a PCV typically means dismantling the computer.

Shut down the computer and disconnect all cables and devices. Position the computer with its back panel facing you. WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source. Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) strap to your wrist. Connect its wire clip to your computer's outer casing. Locate the metal tab in the upper right corner of the back panel, securing the right access panel in place. Pull on the tab with one hand, and with your free hand grasp the side panel and pull it away from the computer until the inside of the computer is accessible. Place the computer tower horizontally on its left side. Locate the power supply attached to the back panel inside the computer. Disconnect the power supply cable from its connector on the motherboard. Locate the pull-tab on the right side of the power supply assembly. Lift up on the pull-tab, and then remove the power supply assembly from the computer. Locate the RAM modules near the center of the motherboard. The motherboard is where all the hardware connects with your computer. Spread the white, retaining latches on each side of either RAM module. Grasp each module and lift them out of their respective memory slots. Store the modules in a static-free plastic bag, if possible. Locate the hard drive attached to the drive cage on the computer's front panel. The drive cage holds the CD/DVD, floppy and hard drives. The hard drive is usually located beneath the CD/DVD drive inside the drive cage. Disconnect the two power and data cables from the back of the drive. Pull on the locking tab that holds the drive in place.

Grasp the drive and pull it out of the drive cage. Hope this helps.

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How to remove disk drive


The front of your computer is the Front Panel. The Front Panel needs to be removed, along with the Side Panel, to replace an optical disk drive. (CD/DVD drive)

Gateway Support > LX6810-01 Desktop PC > Main Support page,

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?tab=1&modelId=2308

In the list click on -> User Guides
In this list click on the blue -> Gateway Hardware Reference Guide
This is a Zip file. If you do not know how to 'unzip' a Zip file, please state in a Comment, and I will guide you.

Page 45: Opening the case

FIRST <-
A) Unplug the computer from power.
B) FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer.

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

Looking at the Front of the computer the LEFT Side Panel removes.
There are two Philips head screws along the edge of the Side Panel, on the back. One towards the Top, one towards the Bottom.
These are removed.

The Side Panel is then slid back with the 'finger bump' on the panel, until it stops. Then the top is brought out, and the Side Panel removed.

Removing the Front Panel: Page 47
Look towards the inside, and towards the Front.
See the 3 black plastic tabs, sticking in slots of the metal framework?

One towards the Top, one in the Middle, and one towards the Bottom.
These tabs are gently squeezed in towards the inside. Towards the motherboard.

These tabs are formed out of the plastic of the Front Panel. They have a hook on the end. The hooked end catches on the side of the slot, in the metal framework of the computer case.

Once the hooked end is moved to the center of the slot, the tab is free.
Ease the Top tab in, then follow with the Middle tab. The Front panel should start to come off.
Now move the Bottom tab in.
The Front Panel will now swing towards the Right.

USE CARE as it is NOT stated, or shown, if the main wires are going to the Front Panel, OR the Front Panel is merely a cover.

You DO NOT want to pull the wires off of the Front Panel header, on the motherboard.
If the Front Panel has wires attached, and is not just a cover, use care, and set it to the side.

[The Front Panel header, is the area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel connect to ]

You will see two Philips head mounting screws, along the rail in the optical drive bay cage, that hold the optical drive in, that you wish to remove.

Remove these screws, keep track of them. (They like to roll off of the table, lol!)
Slide the drive forward a little, then holding onto the drive, remove the power cable, and data cable. If it is the main optical drive, (And you have two drives), you may also have to remove a small audio cable.

Now slide the drive out of the front.

Harddrive removal: Page 52
Remove the power cable, and the data cable.

[For a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable, you just ease the connector out,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

BY THE CONNECTOR, and NOT the wires.
For a SATA power cable there may be a small lock tab on top, that you depress down with a thumbnail,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata ]

The Harddrive has a metal 'box' cage around it. The harddrive cage.
On the back of the cage, (Towards back of computer), there is a thumbscrew located at the top of the cage.

This thumbscrew is removed, and the Harddrive cage is slid out, towards the back of the computer.
Remove the screws that hold the Harddrive in the harddrive cage.
Then remove the Harddrive.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
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How do i remove hard drive from hp pavilion m9400f


After taking off the side panel, remove the front cover. Lay the computer on its side, remove two screws on the top of the metal cage (expansion by) take a long flat head screwdriver and insert it in the cage where the expansion bay is, press down and slide the cage over. Remove power and information cables from the back of the hard drive.

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Remove hard drive


Step 1: Use the following steps to open the case:
  1. Unplug all cables except for the power. Write down each cable location if you do not already know where it connects.
  2. Unplug the power cable and with the power cable removed press the Power button on the front of the PC.
  3. Remove the screws on the rear of the PC.c00371492.jpg
  4. Slide both side panels off from the rear of the PC.c00371493.gif
  5. On some cases, it may be necessary to remove the front of the PC so that you can remove the drive cage. If so, press in on the tabs that retain the front cover, there should three to four on each side of the cover and gently pull forward. It helps to have a friend help with this process. Carefully detach any cables that may also be attached to the front cover.c00376513.gif
Step 2: Disconnecting the cables
    If you are replacing a drive, use this section to find and unplug the IDE/Serial ATA or power cables.If you are adding an additional drive and the empty bay is part of a removable drive cage, use this section to find and unplug the cable to make the drive cage removal easier.If you are adding an additional drive into an empty drive bay on the chassis, skip this section and go to Step 5 .
  1. Find the hard drive. The hard drive usually sits under the CD and DVD drives and has a thin flat ribbon cable.
  2. Disconnect the IDE or Serial ATA cable and the power cable from the back of the drive. remember where each cable goes. IDE Serial ATA c00378000.jpg c00378001.jpg
c00564485.jpg Step 3: Removing the drive cage On many HP and Compaq PCs, drives are attached to drive cages. Often, the installation and removal instruction for the cages are located next to the drive cage or on the side panel. The following images are some examples of the types of drive cages that come on HP and Compaq PCs. For more detailed information information about a particular chassis, refer to the Hardware and Servicing guide or User Guide for your particular model of PC. Drive cage examples c00378002.gif c00378003.gif c00378004.gif c00378005.gif Step 4: Removing the drive
    If the drive is attached to the chassis or drive cage with screws, remove the screws and slide the drive out.If the drive is retained by a plastic latching system, lift the latch to slide the drive out.Set the old drive aside. If the drive is to be re-used, place it in an ESD safe container for storage.

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Just do not know how to get the old hard drive out of the case. know there must be a simple key but can't find it. want to replace the HD with larger one.


Hp drives are in a seperate cage that must be removed before the drives can come out of it. If you look at the cage that the drives are in after the case is removed, there is a lever on the top corner closest to the front. This lever must be tilted forward and then the entire cage will slide forward out of the case, with all of the drives in it. you can then remove the screws and reverse the process with the new drive. just be careful not to cut any cables when you slide the cage back in!!!

Good Luck!!
James.
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DEll E310 fan make strange noises at various times. How can I replace the fan?


You didn't state which version you have, Slimline, Mid-Tower, or Desktop.

I'll give you the link to the Dell Dimension E310 Service Manual, and we'll go from there,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100/en/sm/index.htm

FIRST:
Computer off, unplug the power cord from the surge protector, FIRST, then unplug the power cord from the back of the power supply. (Back of computer)

Unplug all cables connected to the computer. If you are not 100 percent sure where they plug into, now is the time to make yourself a chart, and add notes.

Work on a table, open the computer case.

(Cover Release Latch button on the rear of the computer, top side. The Right side cover opens.

Tilt it out, lift it up to remove. Or on the Service Manual main page, scroll down to Removing the Computer Cover, and left-click on it)

With the computer cover open TOUCH the metal frame of the computer case, to relieve your body of Static electricity.
(Static can fry out your computer's hardware components, and you probably won't see it, or feel it)

1) The Floppy Disk cable has to be partially removed.

2) The Processor's Heatsink Assembly has to be removed.

3) The SATA harddrive cables, need to be slipped out of the top of the Fan assembly cage's, squeeze connectors.
(This will make more sense, once you view the SATA harddrive's cables, and where they go across the Fan Assembly)

4) Then you can access the Fan Assembly, to get to the Fan.

A) With this Dell Dimension model, you have to remove the Floppy Disk flat ribbon cable, to access the Heatsink assembly, that sits on top of the Processor.

Remove it from the Floppy Drive ONLY. (Not shouting) Leave the cable connected to the motherboard.

You also have to slip the Floppy Disk's flat ribbon cable, out of the connector tang, that is on top of the Processor's Heatsink assembly.

(Flat steel tang, that is part of the Heatsink Assembly's frame, or cage. Pull up on the side that faces the rear of the computer, slip the Floppy Drive cable out)

This information is more easily seen, if you view the illustrations for - Removing a Floppy Drive.

On the main page of the Service Manual, scroll down to Removing and Installing Parts, and left-click on it.

On this page scroll down the left column, and left-click on - Floppy Drive

B) Removing the Processor Heatsink Assembly:

The Processor Heatsink Assembly is essentially a U shaped metal cage, that has a Heatsink attached to it.
There are 2 screws that hold the front of this metal cage down, and when removed, the cage itself tilts towards the Back of the computer.

(You may have to remove the Power Supply, to access the top screw of the Heatsink cage, or use an Offset screwdriver)

The tangs are triangular shaped, and are on the bottom of the metal cage, towards the Front of the metal cage.

The metal rectangular cage tilts back on two pivot pins, then it can be lifted up, and off.

In Removing and Installing Parts, left-click on Removing the Processor, for illustrations. (Or scroll down the page to this heading)

C) Removing the SATA harddrive cables, out of the connectors on top of the Fan Assembly:

This can be more readily seen by clicking on -
Installing a Harddrive, in Replacing and Installing Parts.

D) Now you can access the Fan.
The Fan is inside a shroud. The shroud is held to the Fan Assembly cage by plastic tangs, that are part of the shroud.

The tangs go through slots on the plastic Fan Assembly's cage.

The tangs are squeezed in, so that the hook end of the tang is able to slide out of the slot.

(It may be that the tang is pried towards the outside, so that it will clear the slot)

It's a lot of fun(?) trying to keep to tangs squeezed, so that you can slip one side of the Fan shroud, out of the slots.

This should release tension so that the other side's tangs will be able to slip their corresponding slots.

Buying a replacement fan will require a little homework, and searching various websites that offer a compatible sized fan. (Or peruse your local Mom and Pop computer repair shops)

You need to know the diameter of the Fan, as well as the thickness, (Or depth), of the shroud that surrounds the fan.

Also what type of connector it uses. 2 pin, 3 pin, or 4 pin.

The size of a fan, and the thickness of a Fan shroud, are usually stated in Millimeters. If you use the Inch system, go online, and use a free Millimeter to Inch Converter.

Here is one example, of a website that offers computer case fans,

http://www.directron.com/casefans.html

BEFORE you reinstall that Processor Heatsink Assembly! (Not shouting)

You MUST clean the top of the Processor's case, and the bottom of the Heatsink that sits on the Processor.

You will either see Thermal Paste, or a Thermal Pad.

If it is a Thermal pad, remove it, throw it away.
They are Junk, and cannot be reused!

I use an old credit card to scrape the top of the Processor's case, and the bottom of the Heatsink.
Stiff plastic, and is anti-Static.

I use Isopropyl Alcohol with Q-tips to clean the remaining thermal paste residue off.
(Rubbing Alcohol. 91 percent alcohol, or better is best)
Usually takes quite a few Q-tips, dipped in alcohol to do this.
Both surfaces must be CLEAN!

CAUTION!
Isopropyl Alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE, and burns clean. The flame is virtually colorless. Use in a well ventilated environment, and with no sparks, or flames present.

The top of a Processor's case, and the bottom of a Heatsink are not perfectly smooth. To the human eye they may seem so.

There are microscopic pits, and valleys. These create Air Pockets.
Air is an Insulator, not a Conductor.

Thermal paste fills these voids. Thermal paste is an excellent Conductor, and transfers heat well.

The heat Must be transferred from the Processor to the Heatsink, so that the fan will transfer the heat away, from the fins of the Heatsink.

When a Processor becomes too hot, it turns off. (BIOS turns it off)
This is a Fail Safe feature that is built-in, to keep the processor from burning up.

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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

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Reinstall Hard Drive


  1. Step 1 Back up your data. Make sure you back up any important data stored on the hard drive in the event something goes wrong. Also, if you are selling or giving the hard drive to someone else, you should erase any data on the disk by formatting it.
  2. Step 2 Open the case. Remove any metal rings, watches or bracelets you may be wearing. Unplug the computer from the electrical outlet, then touch the metal casing to eliminate any static charge. You can also use an anti-static wrist strap if you prefer. Check the user's manual if necessary to determine how to open your particular PC case.
  3. Step 3 Locate the hard drive. Typically the hard drive will be connected to a flat 2 1/2 inch wide IDE cable and a power cable. Hard drives are often housed in removable metal cages which are secured to the computer case with one or more screws. Refer to your user's manual to locate the hard drive if necessary.
  4. Step 4 Disconnect the hard drive. Unplug the hard drive from the IDE and power cables. Grab the plastic IDE cable connector with your thumb and forefinger and gently pull until the connector breaks free. The power cable can be difficult to remove if the connector is fitted tightly. Make sure you don't bend any of the pins when disconnecting the cables.
  5. Step 5 Remove the hard drive. If the hard drive is fitted in a metal cage, locate and remove the screws that are holding the cage in place. Hold your hand under the cage to catch it if necessary. Once the cage is free, remove the small screws on either side of the hard drive to remove it from the cage. If the hard drive is connected directly to the computer case, simply remove the screws on each side of the hard drive and slide it out of the case.

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