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My hard drive isn't receiving power. How can I open the case to check the connections?

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What's your make and model # please? I can get the exact directions. There should be three or four screws on the back on the side opposite the power supply. These may be thumb screw or just phillips. If you remove these screws your cover should just slide right out. There maybe a indentation on the side that looks like a handle. It is a handle. Use this to pull your cover back. If you're sure your hard drive isn't getting power you can try a different connector from the power supply. You may have a power supply that's going bad. Give me make and model # and any more symptoms while you see if those directions help. I'll wait for your reply. Of course if this was all you needed then you can rate this as fixed. If not get me the info and I'll help you more. Thanks Tall.

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