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Vostro 3681 Service Manual

Removing the HDD/ODD bracket


  1. Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
  2. Remove the side cover.
  3. Remove the 3.5 in. HDD.

About this task

The following image indicates the location of the HDD/ODD bracket and provides a visual representation of the removal procedure.

Removing the HDD/ODD bracket

Removing the HDD/ODD bracket


  1. Release the ODD power and SATA cables from tabs on the side of the ODD bracket.
  2. Remove the single #6-32 screw securing the ODD bracket to the chassis.
  3. Lift the ODD bracket from the chassis.
  4. Push the ODD to unlock it.
  5. Disconnect the SATA power and data connectors from the ODD.
  6. Lift and remove the ODD bracket from the chassis.

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