Dell Inspiron 1720 Series Hard Drive Installation Guide



Dell Inspiron 1720 Series Notebook  Hard Drive Installation Guide

Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow these steps:

1. Shut down the computer. If you are unsure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the 
computer on, and then shut it down through the operating system.
2. Disconnect all external devices connected to the computer.
3. Disconnect the power from the computer by first unplugging the power cord from the AC outlet and 
then unplugging the AC adapter from the computer.
4. Remove the battery

5. Turn the computer over

6. Loosen the two captive screws that secure the hard drive cover, then remove the cover and set it aside.

Dell Inspiron 1720 Hard Drive Installation

NOTICE:
Use firm and even pressure to slide the hard drive into place. Excessive force may result in damage to the connector.
NOTICE: If only one hard drive is installed, or is being installed, ensure that the drive is installed in the primary hard drive bay. Install an optional second hard drive in the secondary hard drive bay.

7a.  To remove the origianl hard drive, using the pull tab on the hard drive, pull the hard drive out of the hard drive bay.

Dell Inspiron 1720 Hard Drive Installation

7b. To install new hard drive, place the hard drive into the appropriate hard drive bay, and then press down to fully seat it in its connector.
8. Replace the three M2.5 x 5-mm screws to secure the hard drive.
9. Replace the hard drive cover, and then tighten the screws.
10 Install the operating system for your computer, as needed
11. Install the drivers and utilities for your computer, as needed (see "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities" in your Owner's Manual).


 
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