Dell Inspiron 8500 & 8600 Hard Drive Installation Guide
CAUTION: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.
NOTICE: To prevent data loss, shut down your computer before removing the hard drive. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in standby mode, or in hibernate mode.
NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive.
NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell.
1. Follow the instructions in "General Safety Guidelines for Working with Notebook Computers."
2. Turn the computer over. Use a standard #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the M3 x 3-mm screw.
NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" in your Owner's Manual.
3. Slide the hard drive out of the computer.
4. Replace the hard drive, reverse above procedures.