If your replacement hard drive does not have the hard drive bracket attached, remove the bracket from the old drive by unsnapping it from the drive. Ensure that you release the securing tab to unseat the card. Use care when handling the front-panel release tabs to avoid damaging them. Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. Cables routed over the cards can prevent the computer cover from closing properly or cause damage to the equipment.

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Note the routing of the DC power cables underneath the routing clips in the computer frame as you remove them from the system board and drives.

Do cadr install ECC or buffered memory modules. If you installed a processor replacement kit from Dell, return the original heat-sink assembly and processor to Dell in the same package in which your replacement kit was sent. Before touching anything inside your computer, ground yourself by touching an unpainted metal surface, such as the metal at the back of the computer.

If the module is difficult to remove, gently ease the module back and forth to remove it from the connector. Instead, set the drive on a surface, such as a foam pad, that will sufficiently cushion it.

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To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network port or device, and then plug the cable into the computer. To guard against electrical shock, be sure to unplug your computer from its electrical outlet before installing any cards. Sasqui Jan 5, If you are replacing a hard drive that contains data you want to keep, back up your files before you begin this procedure. DDR2 memory modules should be installed in pairs of matched memory size, speed, and technology.


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A man got arrested for shooting his computer because it was operating poorly. Jetster Jan 5, See the documentation that came with the card for information on configuring the card, making internal connections, or otherwise customizing it for your computer. If you are installing or replacing a card, follow the procedures in the next section. Despite having a plastic shield, the heat-sink assembly may be very hot during normal operation.

If you remove your original memory modules from the computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from any new modules that you may have, even if you purchased the new modules from Dell. When you install the heat-sink assembly, do not touch the thermal interface on its underside, as this may result in damage to the thermal interface material.

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After you remove the heat-sink assembly, lay the assembly on its side. If you are installing a new drive, you need to remove the drive-panel insert.

To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the cover. Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide. Remove the card before connecting the floppy-drive cables.


If you are not installing a processor e51 kit from Dell, reuse the original heat-sink assembly when you replace the processor. Love what you have done with it. Most interface connectors are keyed for correct insertion; that is, a notch or a missing pin on one connector matches a tab or a filled-in hole on the other connector. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

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Always install DDR2 memory modules in the order indicated on the system board. Only fideo, non-ECC memory is supported. When removing an IDE drive data cable, grasp the colored pull-tab and pull until the connector detaches.

Thread starter Sasqui Start date Jan 5, Ensure that the assembly has had sufficient time to cool before you touch it. Grasp the card by its top corners, and ease it out of its connector.