You will need
- - screwdriver.
Carefully inspect the housing of the hard disk. Remove the protective elastic bands, if any. Prepare a few plastic cards (which are not afraid to break) and a flathead screwdriver. Typically, the hard drive models may differ slightly in the Assembly, so prepare a couple of screwdrivers with different diameter.
Carefully insert the corner of a plastic card in the slot on the housing. Slightly move the card to gap went the entire edge of the card. Now slightly push the card in to expand the gap. Repeat this procedure for the other side of the housing. If you are prompted, insert the two cards at the same time to loosen the mount from opposite sides.
Expand the crack until until you hear a snap in this moment will release the internal latch, hidden in the body. Disconnect the latch from all sides. You can now remove the plastic cards. Try to perform these procedures carefully because you can damage the entire body, as well as the inside.
Open the casing with a screwdriver. Remove the hard drive, after disconnecting the fan (if present) and the connectors of the controller. If you didn't break the latches, the drive can be easily assembled back.
Proceed carefully, as any sign of damage to the hull external hard drive, even a small scratch will be the mechanical damage and you will lose warranty for the device. Not worth it without special needs to dismantle the external hard drive. As practice shows, the majority of disassembled hard drives do not work in the Assembly, since it gets various dust, or simply twisted the wrong bolts. Try to use for dismantling of unnecessary parts.
Advice 2: How to disassemble a hard drive
Venturing on the hard disk, many users-beginners do not understand that you can do with the disc, if it's open at home. When assembling the hard disk in the production of inside the box creates a vacuum that allows it to run for a long time. Hard drive becomes unusable after a few seconds of interaction with air. Experienced users of the personal computer apart the housing of the hard drive only with the full confidence of the non-working state of the hard disk.
You will need
- Hard drive screwdriver "+", hexagon.
Disassembly hard disk start with the dismantling of control boards. Control Board – this is a common circuit Board on which is soldered a set of parts, including modern memory chips. Depending on the kind of hard disk, for Dismounting, you will need either a screwdriver or a hexagon. Remove 3 screws, then remove the control Board of the hard disk.
Under the control Board cover is the hard drive, which is all the device hard disk, which you probably have seen many times in photos made by other users broken hard drives. Remove 7 screws, then remove cover of the hard disk. The major task of dismantling the hard drive is finished. If you dismantle a hard disk for parts that are inside, then follow on.
All other parts: filter, head and discs can be disassembled with a screwdriver. Be careful during the parsing mechanism of the heads of the hard disk – they are equipped with powerful magnets, you can pinch your finger. Once you remove the "pancakes" hard disk, will be able to ensure that their surface is easily scratched with any object. The number of heads in a hard disk in two times more than the number of "pancakes". Therefore, if your hard drive had 4 "pancake", hence the number of heads is equal to 8.