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HP -380467-003 - COMPAQ PRESARIO C300 C500 C700 F500 F700 LAPTOP CHARGER Manual: Replacing A Hard Disk Drive

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Replacing a Hard Disk Drive

The hard disk drive of your PC may be located inside
a cage. If it is, follow the first set of instructions,
"To replace a hard disk drive (with a hard disk drive
cage)" on page 11. If your hard disk drive is not
located inside a cage, follow the second set of
instructions, "To replace a hard disk drive (without
a hard disk drive cage)" on page 12.
To replace a hard disk drive
(with a hard disk drive cage)
1 Make sure the release tab on the hard disk drive
bracket is in the unlocked position before you insert
the new hard disk drive.
2 Connect the power and data cables to the back of
the hard disk drive.
Connecting the Serial ATA hard disk drive
cables
WARNING: For Parallel ATA drives,
connect the data IDE cable end labeled
Master to the primary hard disk drive. If
you have a second hard disk drive,
connect the data IDE cable plug labeled
Slave to the second hard disk drive. If the
IDE cable is not connected correctly, the
PC will not be able to locate the hard
disk drives and data may be lost.
Connecting the Parallel ATA hard disk drive
data cable
3 Align the two screws on the top and two screws on
the bottom of the replacement hard disk drive with
the screw head tracks on the top and bottom of the
hard disk drive bracket. Slide the hard disk drive
until it snaps into place (K).
K
4 Push the release tab on the top of the hard disk
drive bracket into the locked position (L).
5 Complete the procedures to replace the side panel,
and to close the PC. See "Opening and Closing the
PC" on page 1.
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