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Hard drive installation movie - ThinkCentre A52 (8288, 8297, 8326, 8329, 8342, 8380)
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To install the hard drive:

  1. Align the drive with the channels in the drive bay and insert the drive all the way into the bay.
  2. Secure with the two screws.
  3. Connect the power cable and the signal cable.
  4. Install the diskette drive. Slide the drive into the media bay using the screw holes for alignment and secure with the two screws.
  5. Connect the power cable and the signal cable.
  6. Return the system to the operational position.
  7. Install the front bezel. Route the power switch LED cable through the hole in the chassis.
  8. Align the slots in the bay with the slots in the chassis and press until secure by the latches. Here is a closer look at the hinge on the bezel and a cut-out in the chassis
  9. Connect the power switch LED cable to the system board.
  10. Install the side cover. Install the side cover. Position the cover over the chassis using the tabs at the top and bottom as a guide.
  11. Slide the cover forward until it is locked in place.
  12. Secure with the two screws. Here is a closer look at one of the tabs on the cover and the slot in the chassis.
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