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Can't get the hard drive out of the 8570 C Medallion HP

I can't find a manual that describes how to get the hard drive out of the computer. It has two screws on the outside. There must be screws on the inside connecting the hard drive to a fitting. Does the whole cage come out? How?


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  • wes11 Mar 25, 2008


    It sures is a lot easier with pictures.


  • Kevin Miller May 11, 2010

    Depending on the PC, the cage may have to be removed. I assume you have already removed the power connection and other connections to the back of the drive. But, as melnavz said, it is necessary to determine the computer model first.

  • Emelio Navaja
    Emelio Navaja May 11, 2010

    What is your pc model or the make? removinf hard drive depending on the model of the PC it vey easy if it is clown pc that is very easy to remove. but anyway just provide info about your pc.


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For your HP Pavillion 8570C, follow this link and it will give instructions with diagrams. I could tell you how to do it nut it's much easier to read these and see the diagrams. Hope this helps.

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    Jeffrey Pemberton Mar 25, 2008

    Please rate if this helps. Thanks.


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i guess the issue was resovled by
, but if not then better provide as a picture. thank you for using fixya. melnavz

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