Removing the Hard Drive

jV CAUTION: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.

Q NOTICE: To prevent data loss, turn off the computer before removing the hard drive. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on or in a power management mode.

(J) NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive.

(J) NOTICE: Read "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer" before performing the following procedure.

1. Ensure that the work surface is flat and clean to prevent scratching the computer cover.

2. Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer.

(J) NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets, and remove any installed battery.

(J) NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

3. Turn the computer over. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the M2.5 x 5mm screw from the hard drive door, and place the screw in a safe location.

(J) NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging.


bottom of computer


M2.5 x 5-mm screw


hard drive door

4. Lift the hard drive door to release it, and slide the hard drive out of the computer.

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