How to open the case, it will turn on but it will not connect to the computer.
To open the external case and remove the internal hard drive, it is not too difficult, but you will run the risk of both damaging the case and voiding any manufacturer's warranty or extended 3rd-party coverage.
If you do not wish to risk damaging the case or voiding your warranty, do not proceed.
If you wish to continue, you will need the following before beginning:
A. External USB Hard Drive
B. Small Flathead Screwdriver (Precision)
C. Small Phillipshead Screwdriver (Precision)
D. USB External Hard Drive Case (Replacement, if needed)
E. SATA or IDE Cable (To attach to a computer, if needed)
1. Disconnect the drive from the computer and power source.
2. Using the flathead screwdriver, slowly wedge the tip in the overlapping fold between the center plastic piece and the outer cover.
3. Slowly wedge it in about 1/4 of an inch using an up and down rocking motion. This will slowly undo the plastic clips found within the case.
4. Move the slowly in one direction until you reach the very end, loosening the clips along the way.
5. Once complete in one direction, go back to the starting point and complete steps #1-4 again in the opposite direction.
6. Once completed, lift one side of the flap away from the center, while pulling the center piece out away from the flap cover.
7. Apply necessary pressure and it should come out as one piece.
8. Once removed, if there are any screws holding the hard drive in place, use the phillipshead screwdriver to remove the tiny screws, if needed.
9. Pull apart the hard drive from the center case and add to a desktop or replacement USB external hard drive case to retrieve your files.
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