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We Design It Replacing Hard Drives Tutorial Seven Easy Steps By: James Landon Carie Jackson Odetta Rodriguez Michelle R. Person Miceala Vega
Step 1 1. Back up your existing hard drive and remove data from drive if applicable 2. Unplug all cables except for the power. Write down each cable location if you do not already know where it connects. 3. Unplug the power cable and with the power cable removed press the Power button on the front of the PC. 4. Remove the screws on the rear of the PC. 5. Slide both side panels off from the rear of the PC. On some cases, it may be necessary to remove the front of the PC so that you can remove the drive cage. If so, press in on the tabs that retain the front cover, there should three to four on each side of the cover and gently pull forward. It helps to have a friend help with this process. Carefully detach any cables that may also be attached to the front cover.
Step 2 Disconnecting the cables If you are replacing a drive, use this section to find and unplug the Serial ATA or power cables. If you are adding an additional drive and the empty bay is part of a removable drive cage, use this section to find and unplug the cable to make the drive cage removal easier. If you are adding an additional drive into an empty drive bay on the chassis, skip this section and go to Step 5. Step 5 Find the hard drive. The hard drive usually sits under the CD and DVD drives and has a thin flat ribbon cable. Disconnect the Serial ATA cable and the power cable from the back of the drive. remember where each cable goes. Serial ATA
Step 3 Removing the drive cage On many HP and Compaq PCs, drives are attached to drive cages. Often, the installation and removal instruction for the cages are located next to the drive cage or on the side panel. The following images are some examples of the types of drive cages that come on HP and Compaq PCs. For more detailed information about a particular chassis, refer to the Hardware and Servicing guide or User Guide for your particular model of PC. CAUTION: Many Media Center PCs come with a swing out drive bay (shown below). The plastic covering for the memory card reader must be removed and the cord to the front panel lights must be unplugged before the drive bay can be removed. Drive cage examples
Step 4 Removing the drive If the drive is attached to the chassis or drive cage with screws, remove the screws and slide the drive out. If the drive is retained by a plastic latching system, lift the latch to slide the drive out. Set the old drive aside. If the drive is to be re-used, place it in an ESD safe container for storage.
Step 5 Installing a new drive Use the following steps to install a new hard drive into the PC: Not sure which pins represent Cable Select? Refer to the labeling on the drive itself, looking for CS. If the drive is not labeled, refer to drive documentation. NOTE: Serial ATA drives do not require jumpers. Slide the new drive into the open bay until the screw holes align with the holes in the chassis or drive cage. If the drive attaches to the chassis using a plastic latch you will need to insert the screws into the drive and screw them down before sliding the drive into place.
Step 6 Replacing the cover(s) If the front cover was removed earlier, connect any cables that go to the front cover, align the tabs on the front cover to the holes in the front of the chassis and snap the front cover into place.
Step 7 Step 7: Configuring the new hard drive in the BIOS Finding the BIOS version on your computerThe procedure for configuring the hard drive depends upon the BIOS version on your computer. Follow these steps to determine the BIOS version on your computer. Then proceed to the section that matches the BIOS version on your computer. NOTE:If your computer was built before 2006 (came with Windows XP or earlier), then it has BIOS version 6 or less. Go to Configuring the hard drive in BIOS version 6 or less.Configuring the hard drive in BIOS version 6 or less Turn on the computer. If your computer was built in 2006 or later (Windows 7 or Vista), immediately press the F10 key. You might need to press the key repeatedly, about once every second, until a BIOS Setup utility screen opens. If your computer was built before 2006 (Windows XP or earlier), immediately press the F1 key. Your computer has BIOS version 6 or less. Go to Configuring the hard drive in BIOS version 6 or less.Configuring the hard drive in BIOS version 6 or less In the BIOS Setup utility, do one of the following: On the Main tab, find the BIOS version. Figure 1: Finding the version for BIOS version 6 or less
Reference Installing or Replacing Hard Drive retrieved January 28, 2012 from http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?c c=us&dlc=en&docname=bph03429&lc=en#N189 http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?c c=us&dlc=en&docname=bph03429&lc=en#N189