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HP 8570 C Medalion hard disk removal

I can't figure how to get the hard disk our of the case of this computer. I have opened up both sides of the case and the hard disk is in the cage with the CD players and floppy etc. The hard disk has a screw or screws on the far side that hold it in the cage and there is no hole on that side for remove the screws. I assume that the whole cage comes out, but don;t know how to get it lose. I tried removing the front, but it seemed like I was going to break it if is has a screw somewhere holding it. I just want to change out the hard disk. Hope this is clearer.
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  • wes11 Mar 25, 2008

    Melnavz answered, but I had stated the problem so poorly before that there was not enough information given for an answer. Hope this works. I found a HP Medalion manual but if didn't have any info on how to remove the hard disk from the case.

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The side panel of the case should be removable to gain access to the screws. I have also seen versions that the card cage itself is on a hinge, and swings out of the case (with the removal of a few screws) that then gives access to the drive screws.

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