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I need to remove the hard drive from my Dell Optioplex GX620 for disposal, but I have no idea about the contents on the inside of a computer. I do not want to remove the wrong thing.

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The hard drive on this model has two green plastic runners along its sides. It is about 4 inches by 6 inches but the green runners should tip you off. You need to push down on the blue tab next to the drive, then slide the drive back towards the front of the machine then pull out.

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I have a dell opticplex gx620. It was working perfectly until the windows crashed. I have been trying to reload windows xp but once i press f8 to accept it will show blue screen.


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My gx620 thermal fan overheats


A) FOLLOWING Anti-Static Procedures;

1) Clean the inside of the computer out

2) Replace the Thermal Paste on the Processor (CPU)

THOROUGHLY clean top of CPU (Processor), and bottom of Heatsink.

PROPERLY apply fresh, new Thermal Paste.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/274

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3071621&CatId=503

http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/optiplex-gx620

Click on the blue ->
Dell Optiplex GX620 System User's Guide (5990KB)

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In the list click on;

1) Removing the Computer Cover

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My Dell Inspiron 6400 (Windows XP Home) won't reboot. It's giving me a "Loading PBR for descriptor 1 ... done" line on a black screen. What can I do to fix it. Can I salvage my content / files


Before you use the Recovery CD you need to backup your data because to restoring your laptop will wipe your data off the hard disk.
To backup your data when you cannot boot up your laptop, remove the hard drive and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Connect this hard drive/USB adapter into the USB port of a working computer. The computer will see it as an external storage device, you can then open the folders and backup your data.
You can then fit the hard drive back into the Dell laptop and boot up with the Dell recovery CD to reinstall Windows etc.

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Two wire are needed to attach a new hard drive.
Please refer to the links below ,to see how the attaching cables looks.

This cable is connects Hard drive to Motherboard
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I want to boot from an USB thumb drive. I know it to work on another computer. I also want to boot from an external USB DVD drive. It works fine on another computer. In both cases I use Puppy Linux...


Most modern mother board will boot from USB devices as long as the USB is included in the boot list of the BIOS and first in line regardless of OS.
Set your BIOS to boot from USB and off you go.

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On my dell optiplex gx620 all of the usbs front and back dont work after the windows loading screen but power is working, usb light works. i dont no what to do i have enabled them in bios and default...


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I have a dell optiplex gx 620 put in with new wd sata 500gb hard drive but will only show 130 gb


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I need to remove a hard drive in a GX620 - where is it?


Open up the machine and look under the dvd drive. It's tricky to get out so take your time or you'll do some damage.

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Try this: remove the DMOS battery and unplug the on/off switch plug. It's the one in the corner near the power supply. To be sure follow the cable from the front on/off switch board on back to this plug. Then plug the A/C cord in, if the system boots up fine, then replace the front panel power on/off swith board. Naturally you will not be able to power off the computer using the power switch (since we unplugged it), so you will have to just pull the plug. Hope this helps. Joe

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