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Wrote earlier today. Burned out motor. You said take out harddrive and put in other unit. The drive is completely sealed. To whom do I take it to open it and pop the harddrive into another unit.

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I would suggest to take it to a computer repair shop to get it open.
You can also try to open it using a flat head screwdriver and locate where the locking tabs are on the hard drive enclosure.
Let me know if you need further assistance.

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