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OptiPlex 960 Desktop Chassis (DT) Removal Guide for the System Cover, Optical Drive, Media Bay Drive, Hard Drive and 2.5" Hard Drive


Article Summary: This article provides information on removing components from a OptiPlex 960 Desktop.


Table of Contents:
  1. System Cover Removal
  2. Optical Drive Removal
  3. Media Bay Drive Removal
  4. Hard Drive Removal
  5. 2.5" Hard Drive Removal




1.


System Cover Removal



1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the First Removal:
  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly

  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer

  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets


2. Establishing image.



3. Slide the cover release latch towards the rear of the system.



4. Grasp the system cover with both hands and lift away from the system.



5. Complete.




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2.


Optical Drive Removal



1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Second Removal:
  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly

  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer

  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets

  • Remove the system cover


2. Establishing image.



3. Disconnect the power cable from the back of the optical drive.



4. Disconnect the data cable from the back of the optical drive.



5. Pull up on the drive-release latch.



6. Slide the optical drive towards the rear of the system.



7. Lift the optical drive out of the system.



8. Complete.




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3.


Media Bay Drive Removal



1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Third Removal:
  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly

  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer

  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets

  • Remove the system cover and optical drive

2. Establishing image.



3. Disconnect any cables connected to the back of the media bay drive.



4. Pull up on the drive release latch.



5. Slide the drive towards the rear of the system.



6. Lift the drive out of the system.



7. Complete.




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4.


Hard Drive Removal



1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Fourth Removal:
  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly

  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer

  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets

  • Remove the system cover and optical drive

2. Establishing image.



3. Disconnect the data cable from the rear of the hard drive.



4. Disconnect the power cable from the rear of the hard drive.



5. Pinch the two hard drive carrier release tabs.



6. Slide the drive towards the rear of the system.



7. Lift the hard drive out of the system using a rotate motion by lifting the side of the drive closest to the memory slots first.



8. Bend the securing clips away from the hard drive.



9. Lift the hard drive free of the carrier.



10. Complete.




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5.


2.5" Hard Drive Removal



1. Pre-Removal Instructions Before removing the Fifth Removal:
  • During installation or removal of any hardware always ensure all data is backed up properly

  • Disconnect any telephone, network, or USB cables from the computer

  • Disconnect the computer and all attached devices from their electrical outlets

  • Remove the system cover, optical drive and hard drive

2. Establishing image.



3. Disconnect the power cable from the primary hard drive.



4. Disconnect the power cable from the secondary hard drive.



5. Remove the power cable.



6. Disconnect the data cable from the primary hard drive.



7. Disconnect the data cable from the secondary hard drive.



8. Remove the four screws from the primary hard drive.



9. Remove the primary hard drive.



10. Flip the hard drive carrier over.



11. Remove the four screws from the secondary hard drive.



12. Remove the secondary hard drive.



13. Complete.




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