Hard Drive: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual
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Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual
If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do
not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.
Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your
To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you
begin working inside the computer.
To prevent data loss, turn off your computer before removing the hard drive. Do not
remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in standby mode, or in hibernate mode.
Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the
Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources
other than Dell.
You need the Operating System CD to install the Microsoft® Windows® operating
system. You also need the Drivers and Utilities CD for your computer to install the drivers and
utilities on the new hard drive.
1. Follow the instructions in
2. Turn over the computer and remove the M3 x 3-mm screw.
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