Caution Before working inside your computer read the safety instructions in your System Information Guide

Q NOTICE: To prevent data loss, shut down your computerbefore removing the hard drive. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in standby mode, or in hibernate mode.

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

Xa NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell.

1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."

2. Turn the computer over. Use a standard #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the M2.5 x 5-mm screw.

M2.5 x 5-mm screw

Q NOTICE: If you do not open the display before you remove your hard drive, you might permanently scratch your display.

3. Open the display approximately 0.5 inch.

(JJ NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in your System Information Guide.

4. Slide the hard drive out of the computer.

5. Remove the new drive from its packaging.

Save the original packaging to use when storing or shipping the hard drive.

Q NOTICE: If you do not open the display before you replace your hard drive, you might permanently scratch your display bezel.

6. Open the display approximately 0.5 inch.

Q NOTICE: Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you force the hard drive into place using excessive force, you may damage the connector.

7. Press the hard drive cover down until it is fully seated in the bay, and tighten the screw.

8. Use the Operating System CD to install the operating system for your computer.

9. Use the Drivers and Utilities CD to install the drivers and utilities for your computer.

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