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Dell Inspiron 13z N301Z Service Manual: Hard Drive Assembly; Removing The Hard Drive Assembly

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  Hard Drive Assembly
Dell™ Inspiron™ M301Z/N301Z Service Manual 
  Removing the Hard Drive Assembly
  Replacing the Hard Drive Assembly
Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at
If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.
Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is
not covered by your warranty.
To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal
surface (such as a connector on your computer).
To prevent data loss, turn off your computer (see
drive while the computer is On or in Sleep state.
To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see
Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the hard drive.
Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell.
If you are installing a hard drive from a source other than Dell, you need to install an operating system, drivers, and utilities on the new hard
drive (see the Dell Technology Guide).
 Removing the Hard Drive Assembly
1. Follow the instructions in
Before You
2. Remove the battery (see
Removing the
3. Remove the module cover (see
4. Remove the keyboard (see
5. Remove the palm rest (see
6. Remove the four screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the computer base.
7. Lift the connector latch and pull the pull-tab to disconnect the hard-drive cable from the connector on the system board.
When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging (see "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge"
in the safety instructions that shipped with your computer).
8. Lift the hard-drive assembly out of the computer base.
1 system board
2 screws (4)
3 hard-drive
4 hard-drive cable
Removing the Module
Removing the
Removing the Palm
Turning Off Your
Computer) before removing the hard drive. Do not remove the hard
Removing the
Battery) before working inside the


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