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Article Number: 000128479


OptiPlex 790 (SFF) Removal Guide for the System Cover, Front Bezel, Optical Drive, Drive Cage and Hard Drive

Summary: This article will take you through the safe removal of Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) parts on a Dell OptiPlex 790 Small Form Factor (SFF)

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This article provides information on removing components from a OptiPlex 790 Small Form Factor.


Table of Contents:

  1. System Cover Removal
  2. Front Bezel Removal
  3. Optical Drive Removal
  4. Drive Cage Removal
  5. Hard Drive Removal

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.
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3. Locate the cover latch at the side of the chassis. Pull the cover latch upward.
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4. Pull the cover upward to a 45 degree angle and remove it from the system.
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5. Complete.
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Front Bezel 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.
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3. Gently pry the three front bezel retention clips away from the chassis.
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4. Rotate the bezel away from the computer to release the hooks on the opposite edge of the bezel from the chassis.
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5. Complete.
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Optical 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

2. Establishing image.
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3. Remove the data cable(1) and power cable(2) from the back of the optical drive.
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4. Lift the blue tab and slide the optical drive inward to remove from the system.
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5. Remove the optical drive from the bracket.
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6. Complete.
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Drive Cage 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 front bezel

2. Establishing image.
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3. Remove the data cable(1) and power cable(2) from the back of the optical drive.
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4. Slide the drive cage handle toward the back of the system into unlocked position.
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5. Rotate the drive cage upward using the handle and lift the drive cage free of the chassis.
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6. Remove the data cable(1) and power cable(2) from the back of the hard drive.
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7. Remove the drive cage from the system.
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8. Complete.
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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

2. Establishing image.
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3. Press the two retention clips inward and slide the hard drive bracket from the drive cage.
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4. Flex the hard drive bracket then remove the single 3.5" hard drive or two 2.5" hard drives from the bracket.
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5. Release the four screws securing the 2.5" hard drive to top of the hard drive bracket.
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6. Release the four screws securing the 2.5" hard drive to the underside of the hard drive bracket.
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7. Complete.
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Article Properties


Affected Product

OptiPlex 790

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021

Version

3

Article Type

Solution

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