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Replacing the secondary hard disk drive - ThinkCentre M81 (type 0268, 1730, 4166, 4169, 5030, 5048, 5069, 7517)

Attention

Do not open your computer or attempt any repair before reading and understanding the "Important safety information" in the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide that came with your computer. To obtain a copy of the ThinkCentre Safety and Warranty Guide, go to:http://www.lenovo.com/support

Note: Depending on your model type, your computer might come with a secondary hard disk drive bay for installing or replacing a secondary hard disk drive.

This section provides instructions on how to replace the secondary hard disk drive.

To replace the secondary hard disk drive, do the following:

  1. Turn off the computer and disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets.
  2. Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the computer cover".
  3. Locate the secondary hard disk drive. See "Locating internal drives".
  4. Disconnect the signal cable and the power cable from the hard disk drive.
  5. Press the blue release button to release the hard disk drive cage from the chassis.

Removing the secondary hard disk drive

Figure 1:  Removing the secondary hard disk drive

  1. Remove the hard disk drive cage from the chassis by simply sliding it outward.
  2. Pull on the blue handle to release and remove the hard disk drive from the hard disk drive cage.
  3. Flex the sides of the blue bracket to remove the hard disk drive from the bracket.
  4. To install a new hard disk drive into the blue bracket, flex the bracket and align pin 1, pin 2, pin 3, and pin 4 on the bracket with the corresponding holes in the hard disk drive. Do not touch the circuit board 5 on the bottom of the hard disk drive.

Installing the hard disk drive into the bracket

Figure 2. Installing the hard disk drive into the bracket

  1. Slide the new hard disk drive into the hard disk drive cage until it snaps into position.
  2. Install the hard disk drive cage into the chassis until it snaps into position underneath the metal tab. Make sure that the hard disk drive cage release button is secured in the chassis.

Installing the secondary hard disk drive

Figure 3. Installing the secondary hard disk drive

  1. Connect the signal cable and the power cable to the new hard disk drive.
  2. To complete the installation or replacement, go to "Completing the parts replacement".
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