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  Hard-Drive Assembly
Dell™ Inspiron™ 1012 Service Manual 
  Removing the Hard-Drive Assembly
  Replacing the 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 www.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:
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
computer.
 
CAUTION:
To prevent data loss, turn off your computer (see
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.
 
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:
When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its pull-tab, not on the cable itself. Some cables have connectors with locking
tabs; if you are disconnecting this type of cable, press in on the locking tabs before you disconnect the cable. As you pull connectors apart, keep
them evenly aligned to avoid bending any connector pins. Also, before you connect a cable, ensure that both connectors are correctly oriented
and aligned.
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 (see the Dell Technology Guide).
 Removing the Hard-Drive Assembly
 
1. Follow the procedures in
Before You
 
2. Remove the battery (see
Removing the
 
3. Remove the keyboard (see
 
4. Remove the screw that secures the hard-drive assembly to the computer base.
 
5. Using the pull-tab, slide the hard-drive assembly towards the left to disconnect the hard-drive assembly from the connector on the system board.
 
6. Lift the hard-drive assembly out of the computer base.
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Removing the
Keyboard).
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pull-tab
Removing the
Turning Off Your
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