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How do I get to the hard drive?

post #1 of 19
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PC: HP Media Center m7060n

I'm trying to get to the hard drive, but there's this big metal thing in the way that I have no clue how to get past. I have taken out the screws in it and tried pushing and pulling but to no avail. I also looked on the other side but I just can't see how I am suppose to get the hard drive out.

Here are two pictures of what is in the way. The hard drive is like mounted underneath this thing.


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post #2 of 19
Get a screw driver, hammer, pliers, and be creative!

Seriously though....it looks like it is suppose to slide out...maybe screws on the bottom?
Edited by Sean Webster - 6/2/11 at 1:18pm
post #3 of 19
What in Lucifer is that?
I don't see a PATA/SATA cord going to it...you sure thats the HD or its in thur?

There has got to be a way to slide that off, or dislodge the mount.
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post #4 of 19
Oh god, when my stepdad went from his HP media center to his custom build he wanted me to get his HDD out, so the ONLY way i figured out how to do it was using a screwdriver to pry open the metal as much as i could, use a hammer to bend it the rest and brute force the metal until it rips off, it WILL break stuff including teh case.
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post #5 of 19
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That is a big metal POS thing that is attached to the HD, the HD itself is UNDER that thing...

Gonna go get some pliers and cut the darn thing out...this is crazy.
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post #6 of 19
I had one of those cases. The HDD is mounted sideways behind that massive HP port. Start unscrewing!!
    
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post #7 of 19
Screws on the bottom of the case hold the cage down
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post #8 of 19
that whole center piece slides out somehow but im not sure how to do it and i cant even find a tech sheet or how to on removing the dang thing
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post #9 of 19
From your pics, the HD cage is attached to the CD tray above. You might need to remove the entire cage before you can get to the HD.
post #10 of 19
Found this.
Quote:
You have to slide the personal media drive cage out the front of the computer. Remove the front bezel, remove the screws that secure the personal media drive cage from the front and pull the green tab while sliding the cage out the front. You will then be able to easily remove the drive.
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