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Adding A Second Hard Drive
To Dell Dimension 8400 Computer

There are lots of reasons why you would want to add an extra hard drive to your computer. It's not that hard if you want to do it yourself. It's basically just plug it in and hook up the wires. I added another hard drive to my computer. As I performed each step I took pictures just to document the process in case I ever had to do it again.

 Dell Dimension 8400
Dell Dimension 8400
 

 

instructions for Installing a second hard drive

The following pictures show the steps it takes to add a second hard drive to the Dell Dimension 8400 computer.

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Basic Steps

Turn Off Your Computer.

Unplug it.

Now The Hard Part (Not Really)

Open the Cover

Lay the computer on its side so that the arrow on the bottom of the computer points up.

Opening the cover:

Facing the back of the computer, press the release button on the right side with one hand while pulling up on the top of the cover with the other hand.

Press the release button on the left side of the computer with one hand while pulling up on the top of the cover with the other hand.

Hold the bottom of the computer with one hand, and then pull open the cover with the other hand.

Perform the installation steps as pictured above.

Reference: Dell™ Dimension™ 8400 Service Manual

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8400/SM/before.htm#wp1052312 

 

Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)

 

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