7. Press on the inserts until they pop free of the front panel cover.
Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in
To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before opening the cover.
To avoid damage to the drive, do not set it on a hard surface. Instead, set the drive on a surface, such as a foam pad, that will
sufficiently cushion it.
Shut down the
2. Turn off any attached devices and disconnect them from their electrical outlets.
To disconnect a network cable, first unplug the cable from your computer and then unplug it from the network wall jack.
3. Disconnect the computer power cable from the wall outlet, and then press the power button to ground the system board.
Remove the computer
stand, if it is attached.
Open the computer
6. Remove the plastic shroud covering the hard drive by pressing in on the indented tab at the top of the shroud and lifting the shroud away.