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Removing and Replacing the Hard Drive | HP Omen X Gaming PC | HP

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Removing and Replacing the Hard Drive | HP Omen X Gaming PC | HP

To remove any of the system hard drives, open the access door for the hard drive you would like to replace. To do so, squeeze on the side of the door and swing it open. Slide the drive locking latch to the left unlocked position.

Grasp the pull loop for the hard drive bracket and pull the drive bracket out of the unit. To remove a 3.5 inch drive from the drive bracket, remove the four silver Philips number two screws, two on each side, that secure the drive to the bracket.

Pull the drive out of the bracket. To remove a 2.5 inch drive from the drive bracket, detach the four, black Philips number two screws from the bottom of the drive bracket that secure the drive to the bracket.

Pull the drive out of the bracket. To replace a 2.5 inch drive into the drive bracket, place the drive with the label side up into the bracket, aligning the screw holes on the bottom of the drive with the holes on the bottom of the bracket.

Secure the drive to the bracket with its four Philips number two screws on the bottom of the bracket. To replace a 3.5 inch hard drive, first make sure the drive bracket has rubber grommets in each side screw hole.

Replace any missing grommets. Place the drive in the bracket with the spindle side of the drive facing down. Secure the drive to the bracket with the four, silver Philips number two screws – two on each side of the bracket.

There are guides on the inside of the drive bay that help to correctly align the drive bracket when replacing the drive bracket. To replace the drive bracket, first make sure the locking latch on the bracket is still in the unlocked position.

Slide the drive bracket into its guides inside the drive bay until the connector edge of the drive is fully seated on the connector ports inside the PC. Slide the locking latch for the drive bracket to the right, locked position.

Close the door for the drive bay.

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