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Remove hard drive

I have the case open, the cables detached, some screws removed, but I can't remove the hard drive "yet" -- it seems to be attached somewhere quite inaccessible. Obviously, this is not meant to be so difficult.

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  • antares Jan 13, 2008

    I have been unable to access the other side. I went to the HP web site and many YouTube and other videos. There are no green latches and the casing in which the hard drive is installed does not flip out as in many demos.

  • antares Jan 13, 2008

    Thanks, folks.

    To be clear. I have removed the side panel, disconnected the cables, and removed the two screws on the accessible side of the hard drive.

    The document on the HP web site refers to green latches.
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/docum...

    There are no such latches, but it says "your computer may not look like this."

    I can feel that there are two screws on the other side but I have not figured out how to access those screws. I tried removing the front panel. It seems to have three latches on each side. I have been able to release it a little but not pull it off. It says having an extra set of hands might help, but I don't really even know if this will give access.

    All the demo videos suggest that the housing for the HD easily comes out. I seriously doubt this is the case with this older machine.

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The hard drive has screws on both sides so you may have to remove the oder side of your case in order to remove the hard drive

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Did you remove screws from both sides of the hard drive?

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  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
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