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Yeah yeah, I'm a frail helpless damsel in distress, so sue me. I've just never been good with computer hardware stuff. ^^;;

So first off, a big thanks to the people who have helped me thus far, I really do appreciate it!

And now: I've been poking around in my case like a macabre computer version of Dr. Frankenstein, and I've located what appear to be two hard drives (?) one on top of the other (or beside the other, when the tower's on its side). Each is a grey rectangular box with a large flat "cable" going into it, and a bunch of about 8 small colored wires.

So... how do I unhook this sucker? The flat "cables" seem pretty well anchored in, is that what I'm removing to do farther testing, or what?

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stormfeather
Dec. 1st, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Graar, I would eat your head if it wasn't true in this case...

I always feel like I'm letting the side down, ya know? I can geek with the rest when it comes to video games, anime, etc., but give me a motherboard and I'm lost.
annewashere
Dec. 1st, 2007 03:25 am (UTC)
If you're trying to unplug your hard drive, and there's a flat cable, yes, you're going to have to yank that out. Along with another skinny cable that supplies power.
jdack
Dec. 1st, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
Both cables just pull out, nothing fancy, just brute force. If they've been plugged in for years without fuss they've probably suffered a little bit of heat expansion so they'll be tough. Especially the power plugins (the white end with multi colored wires) those things can be a sonofabitch. just pull hard, but try not to slip and gash your hand open inside the case. that's no fun.
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