Replace an Internal Hard Drive

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Replacing an internal hard drive is simple by unscrewing the left side plate on the computer, removing the old hard drive and replacing it with a new one. Replace a slow hard drive with a faster one with help from a computer technician in this free video on PC maintenance.

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Hi, I'm Gary Malec, and in this video I'm going to show you how to replace an internal hard drive. It's always going to be the left side of the computer. You're going to remove the two screws out of the back, and slide that panel off. I have little thumb screws in here. Some computers now will come with these. Makes it nice and easy for you to get in and out. You don't even need a screwdriver, but if you do even this one; if it was too tight you can use a screwdriver. Now, grasp; pull, and slide that out, put it aside. Now, here is my hard drive. Here's my hard drive. It's even labeled. We have two screws, one here, one up here. Just Philips head, nothin' crazy. Be sure and unplug power and then data, screws out. Now, it'll slide right out, and there you go. Just put your new one in, same way, careful. It can only go one way. Holes align right up. Put your screws back in.

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