5. CHECKUP AND MAINTENANCE
5.3.5 Installing and removing an HDD
Before you start the work, make sure you shut down the OS, unplug the power
cord from the outlet, and wait for at least one minute. Otherwise, an electric
shock or failure of the equipment may result.
When you install or remove an HDD, make sure you do not cut your fingers on
Put the HDD on a shock-absorbing material such as an antistatic cushion even
for a temporary task. If you put an HDD directly on a hard surface such as a
desktop, a failure or a shorter life span of the unit or loss of data may result due
to possible jarring or shock.
Never remove the screws on an HDD while the power to the unit is on. Never
hot-swap HDDs. If you do either of these, failure of the equipment or the drive
Before you replace an HDD, make sure you shut down the OS, unplug the
power cord from the outlet, and wait for at least one minute.
Install or remove an HDD only if necessary, for example, when you need to
replace an HDD due to failure. If you do it frequently, failure of the equipment
Fully insert an HDD. Loose contact and missing screws may result in failure.
Do not give a shock to an installing HDD and the already mounted hard disks
during installing. If you give a shock to an HDD, failure of the drive may result.
(1) Before installing or removing an HDD
• Before you start the work, make sure you shut down the OS, unplug the power cord
from the outlet, and wait for at least one minute.
• Allocate sufficient clearance for maintenance work. Carry out the work on a flat
surface. (See "1.2.2 Installation".)
• Wear cotton gloves when you install or remove an HDD.
• When you tighten or remove a screw, use a Phillips screwdriver (JIS #2) to avoid
stripping the head.
• When you tighten a screw, drive the screw along the axis of the tapped hole without
adding too much torque in order to avoid damaging the thread.
< NOTE >
• For information about the precautions for hard disk drives, see "PRECAUTIONS
4. HARD DISK DRIVES (HDD)s".