How to Take Apart an HP Personal Media Drive

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How to Take Apart an HP Personal Media Drive
Taking apart your hard drive (Hard Drive image by Tabitha Little from Fotolia.com)

The HP Personal Media Drive is a compact external hard drive that was designed for security and portability. That means you can transfer important data straight from your computer to the drive, then remove the drive and transport it anywhere you like. Since this is a high-tech device with many internal components it goes without saying that it is a delicate piece of equipment. But if you need to take apart your Personal Media Drive in order to replace parts or fix problems, you can do it in a limited amount of time.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Small flathead screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place the HP Personal Media Drive on a table or other sturdy surface so the front is facing you.

  2. 2

    Insert the tip of your flathead screwdriver in the seam between the front black panel and the body of the drive. Gently pry the black front panel toward you until it pops off and set it aside.

  3. 3

    Insert the tip of your flathead screwdriver in the seam between the rear black panel and the body of the drive. Gently pry it toward you until it pops off. Repeat this process with the black side panels on the drive.

  4. 4

    Insert the tip of your flathead screwdriver in the seam between the top half of the drive and the bottom half. Gently pry up to separate the two sides and reveal the interior components of the drive. Your HP Personal Media Drive is now disassembled.

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