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Hard drive removal and installation - 3000 C100
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  • Do not drop the drive or subject it to physical shocks. Put the drive on a material, such as soft cloth, that absorbs any physical shocks.
  • Do not apply pressure to the cover of the drive.
  • Do not touch the connector.
  • The drive is very sensitive. Incorrect handling can cause damage and permanent loss of data on the hard drive.
  • Before removing the hard drive, make a backup copy of all the information on the hard drive, and then turn the computer off.
  • Never remove the drive while the system is operating, in standby mode, or in hibernation mode.

To replace the hard drive, do the following:

  1. Turn off the computer; then disconnect the AC adapter and all cables from the computer.
  2. Close the computer display, and turn the computer over.
  3. Remove the battery.
  4. Remove the screw [1] that secures the hard drive.
    Remove the screw

  5. Remove the hard drive [2] by pulling the cover away from the computer.
    Remove hard drive

  6. Insert the hard drive into the hard drive bay firmly [3]; then tighten the screw [4].
    Insert hard drive and replace screw

  7. Reinstall the battery.
  8. Turn the computer over again. Connect the AC adapter and cables to the computer.
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