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Problem with unscrewing the factory-fitted HDD

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Compaq 8200 Elite MT
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I have a problem with unscrewing the factory-fitted HDD, trying to unscrew the handle, I pressed the screwdriver to it, but the screw only turned without an offense, everything is so mounted that access is very difficult, which also does not make it easier


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Here is the manual for that

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04224518

The procedure for changing out the hard drive on that model starts on page 144 and following

I believe what you are having trouble with are actually pins and not screws.  You can see from the pictures and the procedure how to get the drive out in the open.


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TheOldMan
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Here is the manual for that

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04224518

The procedure for changing out the hard drive on that model starts on page 144 and following

I believe what you are having trouble with are actually pins and not screws.  You can see from the pictures and the procedure how to get the drive out in the open.


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any shop can do this even blind folded. (a 9 year old PC)

3.5"  HDD Im sure.

I can not see inside any PC, here,  and matters, PC for sure  desktops  love to gain parts or changes over time.

see? called upgrades, or expansions, I cant see yours

the manual covers this at HP did you read that first RTM?

HDD 101.

first is pull the power cord from the wall,  so as not to ever hot swap parts inside any PC,

then remove the 2 Sata cables from HDD in question on some PCs (all mine) there is bank of HDD there not just one.

I remove the whole SATA cables there to there is room to work there and not do damage there. ok?

this PC has slide mounts, show in page

this PC has custom dell side screws on this drive, making the magic slider work, (love this I do)

page 91 is the first steps here, seen below

 

 https://www.manualslib.com/manual/887448/Hp-8200-Elite-Series.html?page=107#manual

 

best is practice the extractions and insertions to learn this magic system, yes I am  gear head and love things like this.

 

p91

the trick i .

To remove a hard drive from one of the two lower internal hard drive bays, pull up on the
green hard drive drivelock mechanism (1) for that drive and slide the drive from the drive
bay (2)
 
see the lock? bingo , look ma. no screws to remove just  simple magic lock.
 
 
8200.JPG
SP is spare screws (wow just wow)
the lock is above, push it to right drives come out. these are HP (compaq) custom screws !!! SPECIAL
NO warranty answers by me.
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I did not even know that, apart from puffs, something else could keep him at bay if I understand correctly that it is still attached in some way or that something prevents unscrewing the screw

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I just managed to remove this disk, all I had to do was press the green one and take it out because it was already decoupled. Thanks.

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Great!  Good to have helped.


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