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Dell Inspiron 1425 Service Manual: Hard-drive Assembly; Removing The Hard-drive Assembly

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Hard-Drive Assembly

WARNING:
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 dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
WARNING:
If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot,
do not touch
the metal housing of the hard drive.
CAUTION:
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.
CAUTION:
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).
CAUTION:
To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery
(see "Removing the Battery" on page 15) before working inside the computer.
CAUTION:
To prevent data loss, turn off your computer (see "Turning Off Your
Computer" on page 9) before removing the hard-drive assembly. Do not remove the
hard drive while the computer is On or in Sleep state.
CAUTION:
Hard drives are extremely fragile. Exercise care when handling the
hard drive.
NOTE:
Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives
from sources other than Dell.
NOTE:
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.

Removing the Hard-Drive Assembly

1 Follow the instructions in "Before You Begin" on page 9.
2 Follow the instructions from step 2 to step 15 in "Removing the System
Board" on page 77.
3 Remove the screw that secures the hard-drive assembly to the system
board.
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