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Replace hard drive

I need to replace the drive in a Compaq EVO N800W, is there a how to somewhere showing the steps?
thanks Ron

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  • modelmaker Jun 10, 2008

    It was easier than I thought, removed the right screw and pulled on the tray holding the drive in. Of course there were no marking informing me of the drives location, or they were covered up with stickers.

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    Burns Milheron May 11, 2010

    So you did it and no longer need assistance?

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Works for me!

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

That's correct, I figured it out, more like stumbled across the drive and how to remove it.
Ron

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