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I need to replace my hard drive? What's the best access. And where can I get tech manual!

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Normally it is just two screws on the bottom holding the HDD plate on. The little picture on the plate is three little cylinders stacked on top of each other. No need for service manual all you need to know is what type of disk it is SATA or IDE. Make sure you have the OS disks to install on the new drive.
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