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HDD removal manual

Dell Desktop computer: How to Remove the Hard Drive

Illustrated Help provided here for:
Dell Dimension 3000
Dell Precision 4xx/V

Haw to remove failed hard drive from the computer case

Before you start extracting the drive

Before you open the case, turn your computer off and unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Gently lay down the computer on a flat surface to access the side panel of the unit.

Removing a Hard Drive - Dell Dimension 3000

Disconnect the power and data cables from the drive and from the system board.

1. Remove the hard drive bracket from the computer:

  • Remove the bracket-securing screws for the hard drive.
  • Warning: Check the bracket-securing screw on the buttom of a computer case!
  • Remove the bracket for the hard drive from the computer.
Disconnect the power and data cables

2. Remove the drive from the bracket:

  • Remove the hard drive-securing screws.
  • Remove the hard drive from the bracket.
Remove the hard drive from the bracket
Remove the HDD bracket

Removing a Hard-Disk Drive: Dell Precision 4xx/V

  • Remove the 2 screws that hold the hard-disk drive bracket to the chassis, and lift the bracket away from the chassis.
  • Remove the 4 screws securing the drive in the bay.
  • Disconnect the cables from the back of the drive.
  • Slide the drive out of the bay.
Removing a Hard-Disk Drive: Dell Precision 4xx/V

After you are done with the hard drive removal you may proceed to placing the data recovery service ticket.

1. Check The Price

2. Start with Ticket

3. Check The Result

Some of the hard drives recovered in Data Lab 24/7

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Nicely done! Kate Etobicoke ON