If you have a Dell Inspiron laptop, you might find yourself in a situation where you need to remove the hard drive. The hard drive is the internal storage device that holds all of your data. This can include photos, videos and music. Removing it will allow you to replace it with another drive or use it as an external storage device.
Step 1: Shut Down Your Laptop
Shut down your laptop by pressing “Turn Off” button on the Start menu or by pressing “Shut Down” button in Start Menu Control Panel window. Once your computer is fully shut down, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and remove battery from the rear panel if it’s removable.
Step 2: Open Lid and Remove Screws
Lift up the screen slightly and then push forward to unlatch it from hinges on each side of the screen bezel (the plastic rim around the edge of your laptop). Lift up lid enough so that you can see inside but not so much that it starts to lift off its hinges completely. Look for screws along edges of your laptop case holding covers in place at bottom edge of keyboard deck and along top edge near hinge; remove these screws using Phillips screwdriver.
step 3 : Remove Hard Drive From Dell Inspiron Case
If your laptop has been damaged or is otherwise no longer working, then you may need to remove it from its case. If this is your intention, then you should first disconnect all power sources and remove any batteries that are installed in your laptop before proceeding with this procedure. Once you have ensured that all of these steps have been taken, you can proceed with removing your laptop’s hard drive modules:
Locate the screw covers on each side of your Inspiron’s bottom panel and remove them using a Phillips-head screwdriver. There should be four covers for each side of your Inspiron’s base; two located on top of each other near the front edge of your device and two more located near the rear edge (one directly above each other). The covers should slide off easily as they are only held in place by friction alone.
Last modified: July 31, 2022