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Removing and Installing Parts
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Serial ATA hard drives should be connected to the connector labeled SATA on the system board.
IDE CD/DVD drives should be connected to the connector labeled IDE.
When connecting an IDE cable, ensure you align the colored stripe with the pin 1 connector.
When disconnecting an IDE cable, grasp the colored pull tab and pull until the connector
When connecting and disconnecting a serial ATA cable, hold the cable by the connector at each
Hard Drive
Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide
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.
If you are replacing a hard drive that contains data you want to keep, back up your files before
you begin this procedure.
Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 55.
Remove the computer cover (see page 60).
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