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Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the drive cage from a Packard Bell 4X4 desktop so you can replace the optical drive, hard drive, or floppy drive.

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  1. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the three Phillips head screws (circled in red) from the back of the computer.
    • Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the three Phillips head screws (circled in red) from the back of the computer.

  2. With both hands on each side of the case, slide the top cover toward you. Lift it off the computer.
    • With both hands on each side of the case, slide the top cover toward you. Lift it off the computer.

  3. The top cover is removed.
    • The top cover is removed.

  4. Remove the two Philips head screws with your Philips screwdriver. You may have to lubricate these screws as they can be very difficult to remove.
    • Remove the two Philips head screws with your Philips screwdriver. You may have to lubricate these screws as they can be very difficult to remove.

  5. Remove the 1 Philips head screw from the left hand side of the case if there is one. Again, you may need to lubricate this screw.
    • Remove the 1 Philips head screw from the left hand side of the case if there is one. Again, you may need to lubricate this screw.

  6. Once the screws are removed, disconnect all cables from the optical drive, hard drive and floppy drive.
    • Once the screws are removed, disconnect all cables from the optical drive, hard drive and floppy drive.

  7. Slide the drive cage back. An easy way to do this is the push on the optical drive from the front.
    • Slide the drive cage back. An easy way to do this is the push on the optical drive from the front.

  8. Lift the drive cage up and out of the computer.
    • Lift the drive cage up and out of the computer.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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