To replace the hard drive:
1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 117.
2 Turn the computer over, and remove the hard drive screws.
hard drive screws (2)
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 If the new hard drive is not already pre-imaged, install the operating system and drivers for your
on page 111.
Adding and Replacing Parts
"Restoring Your Operating System" on page 113 and "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities"