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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:03 pm 

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I admit that I am slightly embarrassed to ask this.

I found this HDD in a 1996 Packard Bell Multimedia D130.

Technically, I am still a newbie. But, I have opened enough HDDs to know where the “secret” screws usually are hiding under labels and stickers. I need help on this one. I was doing fine until I wanted to get at the platters, etc. And, low and behold no secret screws that I can find under any labels or stickers.

Help! How do I get this critter open without a hydraulic press or plasma torch?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:33 pm 

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C4 works.

You need to pull the seam off the edge of the outside, that thin strip.
Then use a very small standard (flathead) driver to pry the case lid off. And use care with these, they tend to develop sharp edges that love nothing more than slicing through fingers.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:34 pm 

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The first one had me so confused I literally ran it through a bench saw to cut it in half before I figured it out.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:56 am 

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Dang . . . now that is what I call sneaky! Aluminized adhesive tape instead of screws.

However, no matter how devious these ‘puter manufacturers maybe, thanks to Mr. Lodos, my newbie education continues unthwarted!


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