device, damage to a drive, or loss of information, observe these precautions:
Before removing or inserting a hard drive, shut down the device. If you are unsure whether the device
is off or in Hibernation, turn the device on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
Before handling a drive, be sure that you are discharged of static electricity. While handling a drive,
avoid touching the connector.
Handle drives on surfaces covered with at least one inch of shock-proof foam.
Avoid dropping drives from any height onto any surface.
After removing a hard drive, an optical drive, or a diskette drive, place it in a static-proof bag.
Avoid exposing a hard drive to products that have magnetic fields, such as monitors or speakers.
Avoid exposing a drive to temperature extremes or liquids.
If a drive must be mailed, place the drive in a bubble pack mailer or other suitable form of protective
packaging and label the package "FRAGILE."
Chapter 4 Removal and replacement procedures
Drives are fragile components that must be handled with care. To prevent damage to the