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Rail kitthis is
the metal box that contains the actual hard drive. The rail kit is the
metal box that you see when opening the hard drive access door. It is
used to mount the hard drive in your machine.
Tools You Will Need:
A small Phillips blade screwdriver
Removing the existing hard
Make sure the machine is powered
Turn your machine over.
Locate the floppy drive. There
is a small latch that is holding the floppy drive in place. This latch
in turn is held in place by a small screw. Remove this screw.
Remove the floppy disk drive
by moving the latch aside and sliding the drive out of the unit until
the arrow on the floppy drive matches the arrow on the machine. When the
arrows match up, lift the drive straight out of the machine.
You should now see the hard drive
contained in its rail kit. The rail kit is made of Grey metal and has
two tabs on one side that are screwed down into the case of your WinBook
Remove the two screws that are
holding the rail kit in place.
Slide the rail kit out of the
machine. DO NOT LIFT UP ON THE HARD DRIVE ASSEMBLY UNTIL YOU CAN CLEARLY
SEE THAT THE PINS ARE DISENGAGED.
Lift the hard drive assembly
out of the machine.
There are four screws (two on
each side of the assembly) that hold the hard drive in the rail kit. Remove
these screws. WHEN REMOVING THESE SCREWS IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE
THAT THE SCREWDRIVER YOU ARE USING FITS THE SCREWS WELL. FAILURE TO USE
THE PROPER SIZE SCREWDRIVER CAN DAMAGE THE SCREWS AND NECESSITATE SENDING
YOUR HARD DRIVE ASSEMBLY IN TO BE REPAIRED.
- After removing all four screws
on the sides of the hard drive assembly the removal of the hard drive
is now complete.
Installing a new hard drive/Reinstalling the hard drive
Locate the necessary equipment
to complete the install of the new hard drive. This includes the drive,
the Grey metal rail kit, the four screws that go into side of the rail
kit, and the small screw that holds the floppy drive latch in place.
Place the hard drive into the
rail kit. It should be oriented such that the green printed circuit board
is against the metal rail kit. When you have it in place you can then
put the screws into the side of the drive to fasten the rail kit in place.
Now carefully place the assembly
into the hard drive bay. Carefully slide it into place. Note that you
may need to adjust the position slightly to allow the pins to engage properly.
When you have the pins engaged,
continue pushing the drive into place until it will not go any further.
At this point the holes in the tabs on the rail kit should match up with
the screw holes.
Fasten the hard drive assembly
in place by replacing the screws into the tabs on the rail kit.
Put the floppy drive in place
on the bottom of the machine. When placing the floppy drive in place the
arrows should be lined up on the machine and the removable floppy drive.
The drive should then drop down into place.
Slide the drive in towards the
center of the machine until it will go no further.
Move the floppy drive latch back
The screw hole next to the floppy
latch should now be visible. Put the appropriate screw back in its place.
- The floppy drive is now locked
in place and the installation of the hard drive is now complete.
If you have any questions regarding
this procedure, or if you run into some difficulties while working through
this procedure, please call WinBook Corporation Technical Support at 1-800-468-1225
Monday through Friday 9am-9pm EST.
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