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Article Number: 000178778


OptiPlex 380 Small Form Factor( SFF) Removal Guide for the System Cover, Optical Drive, Memory, Hard Drive and Expansion Card

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Article Summary: This article provides information on removing components from a OptiPlex 380 Small Form Factor( SFF).


Table of Contents:
  1. System Cover Removal
  2. Optical Drive Removal
  3. Memory Removal
  4. Hard Drive Removal
  5. Expansion Card 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.

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3. Slide back the cover release latch.

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4. Tilt the system cover from the top outward.

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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



2. Establishing image.

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

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

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5. Pull up on the drive release latch and slide the drive towards the back of the computer.

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6. Lift the drive up and out of the computer.

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7. Complete.

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3.


  Memory 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



2. Establishing image.

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3. Press out on the release tabs located on each side of the memory module.

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4. Lift the memory module out of the connector on the system board and remove.

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5. Repeat for the second memory module.

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6. 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



2. Establishing image.

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3. Release the cable tie.

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4. Disconnect the data cable from the system board.

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5. Press in on the two blue securing tabs on each side of the drive chassis and slide the drive chassis up and out of the computer.

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6. Disconnect the hard drive power cable.

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7. Disconnect the hard drive fan cable.

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8. Remove the hard drive chassis from the system.

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9. Disconnect the hard drive cable from the hard drive chassis by pulling on the blue tab.

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10. Unthread the hard drive data cable from the outside of the drive chassis.

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11. Unthread the fan cable from the outside of the hard drive chassis.

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12. To release the hard drive fan, lift up on the blue tab, and rotate counter-clockwise.

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13. Remove the hard drive fan.

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14. To release the hard drive component from the chassis, pull back on the two blue tabs and pull forward on the hard drive.

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15. Remove the hard drive component from the hard drive chassis.

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16. Complete.

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5.


  Expansion Card 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


2. Establishing image.

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3. Push in on the release tab on the card retention latch from the inside to pivot the latch open.

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4. Press the lever on the securing tab until you release the securing tab

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5. Lift the expansion card out of the system.

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6. Complete.

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Article Properties


Affected Product

OptiPlex 380

Last Published Date

10 Apr 2021

Version

4

Article Type

Solution

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