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HP dc7900 - Convertible Minitower PC Hardware Reference Manual: Removing And Replacing A Removable 3.5-inch Sata Hard Drive

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Lock any security devices that were disengaged when the computer access panel was removed.
Reconfigure the computer, if necessary. Refer to the Computer Setup (F10) Utility Guide for
instructions on using Computer Setup.

Removing and Replacing a Removable 3.5-inch SATA Hard Drive

Some models are equipped with a Removable SATA Hard Drive Enclosure in the 5.25-inch external
drive bay. The hard drive is housed in a carrier that can be quickly and easily removed from the drive
bay. To remove and replace a drive in the carrier:
Before you remove the old hard drive, be sure to back up the data from the old hard drive so
that you can transfer the data to the new hard drive. Also, if you are replacing the primary hard drive,
make sure you have created a Recovery Disc Set to restore the operating system, software drivers, and
any software applications that were preinstalled on the computer. If you do not have this CD set, select
Start > HP Backup and Recovery and create it now.
Unlock the hard drive carrier with the key provided and slide the carrier out of the enclosure.
Remove the screw from the rear of the carrier (1) and slide the top cover off the carrier (2).
Figure 2-31
Chapter 2 Hardware Upgrades
Removing the Carrier Cover


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