The hard drive for my Inspiron 620 MT needs replacing. The Dell Manual is, surprisingly, not helpful. I am using a manual for a Dell Inspiron 620.
On Page 19, it directs the user to:
3)...."disconnect the power and data cables from the primary hard drive." Check.
5)" Remove the two screws that secure the hard-drive assembly to the drive panel." Check
6) "Lift the hard-drive assembly away from the computer." Doesn't lift at all. The hard-drive brackets and the hard-drive are firmly stuck in place.
I would add that an additional instruction doesn't quite fit, though the diagram is good.
7) "Remove the two screws (One on each side) that secure the two hard-drive brackets to the hard-drive." What doesn't fit is that while I see where the screws would go, there are no such screws there. I have never touched the hard-drive, so it would appear that Dell delivered my 620 without those screws.
I have also looked at the Inspiron 620S manual.
I have previously used Dell Manuals to replace memory, optical drives, and a hard drive on a Dimension, and to replace the fan on the Inspiron 620, so I am puzzled about this problem with instruction on removing the hard drive.
(Note that when I looked for a Inspiron 620 Service Manual on the Dell site, right here, http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/inspiron-620/manuals
This is what I got: : Dell Inspiron 620s Service Manual PDF (1013 KB). Not very good work, Dell. I was able to find a Dell Inspiron 620 Service Manual at another site, but it wasn't helpful, either.)
When I typed "remove hard-drive from dell inspiron 620 mt" into a search engine, I was directed to a thread on Tom's Hardware, which directed me to the following Dell Forum thread:
Gotta yank it out.