Press down on the green drive retainer button located on the left side of the drive to disengage the
drive from the drive cage (1). While pressing the drive retainer button, slide the drive back until it
stops, then lift it up and out of the drive cage (2).
Rotate the drive cage back down to its normal position.
If you are replacing the drive, transfer the four guide screws from the old drive to the new one.
Replace the optical drive. (See
Replace the front bezel (see
Replace the access panel (see
Restore all connections and equipment that you removed during the
Installing a hard drive or media card reader into the drive cage
You can install a 3.3 cm (3.5 in) hard drive underneath the 13.3 cm (5.25 in) optical drive. A media
card reader can also be installed at this location. If an optical drive is present, you must remove it to
install the hard drive.
To install a hard drive or media card in the drive cage:
Follow the procedures listed in the
Remove the access panel (see
Remove the front bezel (see
Remove the optical disk drive if it is present. (See
Removing a drive from the drive cage (media card reader shown)
Be careful not to pinch any cables or wires when rotating the drive cage down.
Installing an optical drive on page
Installing the front bezel on page
Installing the access panel on page
Failure to follow the predisassembly procedures can result in equipment damage or
Removing the access panel on page
Removing the front bezel on page
Predisassembly for drives on page 79
Removing an optical drive on page
Removing and installing components