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Presario SR1030NX Hard Drive Removal

This computer (Presario SR1030NX) seems to not want the hard drive removed. I can't get at the right side of the hard drive cage because every panel is welded or riveted together, including the hard drive cage itself -- it is not removable.

I removed the front cover, and the hard drive ought to come out, but it's stuck on the right side, somehow. I can't see that side of the hard drive/case except through the tiny holes in the case. So I don't know what is causing it to hang up. I don't want to force it unless I'm sure I know how it should come out.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about??? And what is the solution?


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  • JW906 Apr 03, 2008

    I finally figured out what the problem was. The pdf Part Replacement Guide offered by Hollyecho shows that the drive should be easily pulled out through the front... but mine wouldn't. The problem was that there are two tabs on the "hidden" side of the drive bay, which are just cutouts in the metal of the drive bay... these tabs were bent in, pressed into the drive, at a notch in the drive body apparently. This is what was preventing the drive from coming out. It appeared that this was done intentionally - to further secure the drive perhaps - but why it was done on the "closed" side of the unit is beyond me!

    I was able to reach around while looking through the holes in the chassis (under bright light) and permanently bend the tabs away from the drive slot (I used a very tiny screwdriver to do this).

    I hope this helps someone else with this problem.




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Here is the part replacement guide for Pesario SR1030NX:

It it's instruction is in words and graphic form - it would be the best to solve your solution.

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If your computer is running kind of sluggish, you can fix it with an easy clean up of your registry. Here's a link to a free scan that works well:
I've used this one and it sped up my computer by quite a bit. Hopefully this helps.

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If your computer is running kind of sluggish, you can fix it with an easy clean up of your registry. Here's a link to a free scan that works well:
I've used this one and it sped up my computer by quite a bit. Hopefully this helps.

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