• Slide the new drive into this casing and secure it with its own
screws, two per side.
• Looking inside the system, you will observe a steel blanking
plate which must be removed. This is accomplished by a gentle
twisting of the plate itself.
• Next remove the plastic blanking plate from the front bezel, the
clips of which can now be reached through the hole left by the
removal of the steel plate. Retain this plastic plate for refitting if
the new drive should ever be removed.
• If the drive is secure in the housing, replace the assembly and
check that the new drive is flush with the front of the system.
Tighten the screws, ensuring that the earth wire is firmly secured
under screw No 2. Do not overtighten.
• Refit the 3.5 drive assembly, tighten the screws and reconnect
any cables if they were removed earlier.
• Fit appropriate power connectors to the new drive and connect
up its signal/ribbon cables according to any instructions supplied
with the drive. The ribbon cable is 'striped' to indicate pin 1.
Correct orientation must be observed.
• Refit the system cover carefully. Check that no other cables or
connections have become dislodged or trapped.
There may also be installation software, supplied on a floppy disk, to
control the drive just fitted. Check on this disk for any README
files before proceeding with any software installation. There may be
useful information which might not be in the written instructions.
A CD-ROM or a 5.25 inch floppy drives must be entered in the BIOS for the
system, see appendix C, 'System BIOS and set-up'.
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