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help taking apart external HD

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by NJman, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. NJman

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    hey guys whats going on. Heres my problem. I just bought a western digital essential 320GB exteral HD. I have a bunch of HD's laying around my house a few 500GB and i wanted to just swap out the HD's in the external case. problem is i can't figure out how to take this one apart. im probably going to end up just buying a seperate external case but if anyone has any insight on how to take this WD apart i'd appreciate it. Theres no screws or latches that i can see and i dont want to just rip the think apart. thanks guys.
     
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    external hard drives are separate animals entirely from internal drives and external enclosures made for them. you're not looking at some simple swap. just spend a bit of money and do it right.
     
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    thanks sammorris that helped. i was looking all over for a page with something on it. I have experience with comp repairs and such but for some reason this external case just got the best of me. thanks for all your help.
     
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    No worries. After being used to everything being pretty standard with PCs, when you try to take apart a 'standalone product' like a MyBook, sometimes we all get a bit confused!
     

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