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Dell Latitude D430 User Manual: Removing The Hard Drive

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To replace the hard drive in the hard drive bay:
1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 101.
2 Turn the computer over, and remove the hard drive screws (see "Removing the Hard Drive" on
page 104).
When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting
Against Electrostatic Discharge" in the Product Information Guide.
3 Slide the hard drive out of the computer.
4 Remove the new drive from its packaging.
Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the hard drive.
Use firm and even pressure to slide the drive into place. If you use excessive force, you may damage the
5 Slide the hard drive into the bay until it is fully seated.
6 Replace and tighten the screws.
7 Use the Operating System CD to install the operating system for your computer. (see "Using the
Operating System CD" on page 99).
8 Use the Drivers and Utilities media to install the drivers and utilities for your computer. (see "Using the
Drivers and Utilities media" on page 94).

Removing the Hard Drive

To remove the hard drive:
1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 101.
Before you remove the hard drive, ensure that you removed the main battery.
2 Turn the computer upside down, and loosen the two captive screws on the metal bracket that holds the
hard drive.
3 Holding the bracket by the sides, slide it toward the back of the computer to dislodge the bracket from
underneath the two metal clips.
4 Remove the metal bracket from the hard drive and lay the bracket aside.
Adding and Replacing Parts



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