Procedure

  1. Make sure the latch on the back panel is up, so that the drives and carriers are unlocked.
  2. Pull the hard drive out of the drive bay.

3. If you are replacing the hard drive with a new drive, remove the four screws that mount the drive to the carrier and mount the new drive in the carrier.

Important: Hold the drive by its sides. Be careful not to touch the printed circuit board on the bottom of the drive.

Replacement Note: Slide the carrier and drive over the guides and into the drive bay, until you feel the drive snap into place.

Note: If you install a new (replacement) drive, format it by following these steps:

1. Open Disk Utility and select the drive in the list to the left.

Note: If you are formatting the primary drive, use the Disk Utility program on the Install Disk.

  1. Click on the Partition tab.
  2. Click on "Options" and verify GUID is selected if this is a bootable drive.
  3. Apply the change by clicking on the "Partition" button.

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