Replacing a hard disk drive - ThinkStation C20 (type 4262, 4263, 4264, 4265), C20x (type 4266, 4269, 4271, 4272)


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

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

To replace a hard disk drive, do the following:

  1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
  2. Remove the computer cover. See "Removing the computer cover".
  3. Remove the front bezel. See "Removing and reinstalling the front bezel".
  4. Locate the hard disk drive that you want to replace.
  5. Disconnect the signal cable and the power cable from the rear of the hard disk drive. Press the two tabs of the hard disk drive bracket toward each other, and then pull the bracket outward to remove the hard disk drive with the bracket from the chassis.

Removing the hard disk drive

Figure 1. Removing the hard disk drive

  1. Remove the failing hard disk drive from the bracket by flexing the bracket.
  2. To install a new hard disk drive, go to "Installing a new hard disk drive".
  3. To complete the installation or replacement, go to "Completing the parts replacement".
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  • Alias ID: MIGR-75660
  • Document ID: PD012868
  • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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