Dell Dimension 9100 user manual download (Page 86 of 140)

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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
detaches.
When connecting and disconnecting a serial ATA cable, hold the cable by the connector at each
end.
Hard Drive
CAUTION:
Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the
Product Information Guide
.
CAUTION:
To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet
before opening the cover.
NOTICE:
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.
1
If you are replacing a hard drive that contains data you want to keep, back up your files before
you begin this procedure.
2
Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 55.
3
Remove the computer cover (see page 60).
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