How to replace the internal hard drive on a desktop computer.
- Remove side panel.
- Blow out dirt inside the computer.
- Locate the hard drive.
- Unplug the wires connected to the hard drive.
- Remove all screws securing the case that holds the hard drive to the computer.
- Remove all screws from the case holding the hard drive.
- Be sure you pay attention to how the hard drive sits in the computer, and how the case holding the hard drive is positioned.
- Unwrap the new hard drive and place it in the case that the old hard drive was in. Make sure the new hard drive is facing the same way that the old hard drive was.
- Install the screws into the new hard drive to secure it to the case.
- Place the hard drive and case back where it came from in the computer.
- Screw the hard drive and case back in to the same place it was before.
- Plug in the wires that you disconnected from the old hard drive into the new hard drive. Make sure all cables are attached securely.
The hard drive can be in different places in every computer. Just be sure to pay attention to how the hard drive and cables are all attached. Remembering those things while you are replacing the hard drive will be a great help when you go to put the new hard drive back in.