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How to remove HDD from dell vostro 1014

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  1. Flash

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    Anyone could help me remove the HDD from the vostro 1014 laptop?
    I'm trying to follow this http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/vos1014/en/SM/AD_HDD.htm, but I don't know exactly how to do step 5. I'm not entirely sure what a mylar tab is, and don't know how to pull it towords the drive bay. If the mylar tab is the black connector, it does not seem to be moving, nor that I have space to pull it out towords the hdd bay.
     
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    This picture shows how to pull up the tab next to the sata connector pins:

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    You should be able to lift it up and then pull the hdd cage out from the connection.
     
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    Yea, the step 5 made me think you were suppose to do something else.
    Just pulling up worked perfectly.
    Thanks.
     
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    No problem, glad it worked out for ya. :)

    Upgrading to an SSD by chance?
     
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    no, just received a replacement HDD, the one that came with made a creepy unwind then clack once or twice a session. Quite loud too.
     
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    I've had countless HDD problems with Dell laptops too
     
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    I was quite impressed that the replacement arrived next day after I contacted technical support.
     
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    They are so used to sending new HDDs LOL

    but mine took 2 weeks to get there, guess luck was on your side
     

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