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Dell™ OptiPlex™ 760 Service Manual

  Drives



Drives

Your computer supports:

1

3.5-inch drive bay for optional floppy drive or media card reader

2

slimline optical drive

3

hard drive

 

 

General Installation Guidelines

SATA connectors on the system board are labeled SATA0 and SATA1. Hard drives must be connected to SATA0, while any other SATA devices (like an optical drive) must be connected to SATA1. For example, if you have a SATA hard drive and a SATA optical drive, connect the hard drive to the SATA0, and connect the SATA optical drive to the SATA1 connector. See System Board Components for the location of the SATA connectors on the system board.

Connecting Drive Cables

When you install a drive, you connect two cables (a DC power cable and a data interface cable) to the back of the drive.

Data Interface Connectors

Serial ATA (SATA) Connector

1

data interface cable connector

2

data interface connector

Power Cable Connectors

1

power cable

2

power input connector

Connecting and Disconnecting Drive Cables

When removing an cable with a pull-tab, grasp the colored pull-tab and pull until the connector detaches.

When connecting and disconnecting a SATA data cable, hold the cable by the black connector at each end.

Hard Drive

WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the computer cover.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the drive, do not set it on a hard surface. Instead, set the drive on a surface, such as a foam pad, that will sufficiently cushion it.

Removing a Hard Drive

CAUTION: If you are replacing a hard drive that contains data you want to keep, back up your files before you begin this procedure.
  1. Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer.

  2. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  3. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

CAUTION: Do not pull the drive out of the computer by the drive cables. Doing so may cause damage to cables and the cable connectors.
  1. Press in on the two blue securing tabs on each side of the drive and lift the drive up and away from the computer, careful not to pull the cables still attached to it.

1

securing tabs (2)

2

hard drive

  1. Disconnect the power and data cable from the hard drive.

  2. Disconnect the data cable from the system board.

  3. Disconnect the hard-drive fan cable from the system board and set the hard drive aside.

1

power cable

2

data cable

Installing a Hard Drive

  1. Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer.

CAUTION: To avoid damage to the drive, do not set it on a hard surface. Instead, set the drive on a surface, such as a foam pad, that will sufficiently cushion it.
  1. Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation.

  2. If your replacement hard drive does not have the plastic drive bracket attached, remove the bracket from the existing drive by unsnapping it from the drive.

1

release tabs (2)

2

hard drive

3

hard-drive bracket

 

 

  1. Connect the hard drive fan cable to the system board.

  2. Connect the power and data cables to the hard drive.

  3. Connect the data cable to the system board.

1

power cable

2

data cable

  1. Check all connectors to ensure that they are properly cabled and firmly seated.

  2. Align the hard drive tab with the chassis and gently position the drive until it clicks into place.

1

hard drive

2

hard-drive tab

  1. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

  2. If the drive you just installed is the primary drive, insert a bootable media into your boot drive.

  3. Turn on the computer.

  4. Enter system setup, and update the SATA port option under Drives option list (see Entering System Setup).

  5. Exit system setup, and reboot the computer.

  6. Partition and logically format your drive.

NOTE: For instructions, see the documentation that came with your operating system.
  1. Test the hard drive by running the Dell Diagnostics (see Dell Diagnostics).

  2. Install your operating system on the hard drive.

NOTE: For instructions, see the documentation that came with your operating system.

Replacing a Hard Drive Fan

  1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

  3. Remove the hard drive (see Removing a Hard Drive).

  4. Turn the hard drive upside down, so that the hard drive fan is visible at the bottom of the drive bracket.

  5. To remove the hard drive fan:

    1. Lift the release tab on the back panel of the fan.

    1. Rotate the fan in the direction opposite to the direction indicated by the arrow on the back panel of the fan.

    2. Lift to remove the fan and its back panel from the hard drive bracket.

1

fan release tab

2

arrow on the back panel of the fan

3

power cable

4

hard drive bracket

  1. To replace the hard drive fan:

    1. Align the triangle on the fans back panel with the triangle on the hard-drive brackets back panel.

    1. Rotate the fan in the direction of the arrow on the back panel of the fan.

  2. Install the hard drive (see Installing a Hard Drive).

  3. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

Optical Drive

WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the computer cover.

Removing an Optical Drive

  1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

CAUTION: Do not pull the drive out of the computer by the drive cables. Doing so may cause damage to cables and the cable connectors.
  1. Pull the drive release latch and slide the drive towards the back of the computer. Then lift up to remove the drive from the computer.

1

drive release latch

2

optical drive

  1. Disconnect the power and data cable from the back of the drive.

1

optical drive

2

data cable

3

power cable

 

 

  1. Disconnect the data cable from the system board.

1

optical drive

2

data cable

  1. Remove the drive and replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

Installing an Optical Drive

  1. Unpack the drive and prepare it for installation.

  2. Check the documentation that accompanied the drive to verify that the drive is configured for your computer.

  3. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  4. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

  5. Connect the power and data cable to the drive.

1

optical drive

2

data cable

3

power cable

 

 

  1. Connect the data cable to the system board.

1

optical drive

2

data cable

  1. Gently position the drive until it clicks into place.

  1. Check all cable connections and fold cables out of the way to provide airflow for the fan and cooling vents.

  2. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

  3. See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation.

  4. Enter system setup and select the appropriate Drive option (see Entering System Setup).

  5. Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see Dell Diagnostics).

Floppy Drive

WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the computer cover.

Removing a Floppy Drive

  1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  2. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

  3. Remove the optical drive and carefully set it aside (see Optical Drive).

CAUTION: Do not pull the drive out of the computer by the drive cables. Doing so may cause damage to cables and the cable connectors.
  1. Pull the cable release tab to disconnect the data cable from the system board.

  2. Pull the drive release latch and slide the floppy drive towards the back of the computer. Then lift up to remove the drive.

  3. Gently lift the data cable from the floppy data cable edge connector.

1

cable release tab

2

data cable edge connector

  1. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

Installing a Floppy Drive

1

floppy drive

2

screws (3)

3

bracket slots (3)

 

 

  1. If you are:

  2. Align the screws on the drive with the bracket slots in the computer and gently position the drive until it clicks into place.

  3. Insert the data cable into the cable release tab on the floppy drive and press down on the tab until it clicks to lock it in place.

  4. Insert the data cable into the connector on the system board.

1

cable release tab

2

floppy drive data cable edge connector

  1. Replace the optical drive (see Optical Drive).

  2. Check all cable connections, and fold cables out of the way to provide airflow for the fan and cooling vents.

  3. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

  4. Enter system setup and use the Diskette Drive option to enable your new floppy drive (see System Setup).

See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation.

  1. Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see Dell Diagnostics).

Media Card Reader

WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
WARNING: To guard against electrical shock, always unplug your computer from the electrical outlet before removing the computer cover.

Removing a Media Card Reader

  1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

  2. Lay the computer on its side so that the system board is on the bottom of the inside of the computer.

  3. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

  4. Remove the optical drive and carefully set it aside (see Optical Drive).

CAUTION: Do not pull the drive out of the computer by the drive cables. Doing so may cause damage to cables and the cable connectors.
  1. Remove the cable from the media card reader connector.

  2. Remove the hard drive (see Removing a Hard Drive).

  3. Disconnect the media card reader cable from the system board.

1

media card reader cable

2

INT_USB connector on the system board

  1. Pull the drive release latch and slide the media card reader towards the back of the computer. Then lift up to remove the media card reader from the computer.

  2. Replace the hard drive (see Installing a Hard Drive).

  3. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

Installing a Media Card Reader

1

media card reader

2

screws (3)

  1. If you are replacing a media card reader, remove the installed media card reader (see Removing a Media Card Reader), and skip to step 3.

  2. If you are installing a new media card reader, perform the following steps before continuing to step 3:

    1. Follow the procedures in Working on Your Computer.

    1. Remove the computer cover (see Removing the Computer Cover).

    2. Lay the computer on its side so that the system board is on the bottom of the inside of the computer.

    3. Remove the drive panel insert.

  3. Align the screws on the media card reader with the bracket slots in the computer, and gently position the drive until it clicks into place.

  4. Connect the cable into the connectors on the media card reader and INT_USB connector on the system board.

1

media card reader data cable

2

INT_USB connector on the system board

  1. Replace the optical drive (see Optical Drive).

  2. Check all cable connections, and fold cables out of the way to provide airflow for the fan and cooling vents.

  3. Replace the computer cover (see Replacing the Computer Cover).

  4. See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for drive operation.

  5. Verify that your computer works correctly by running the Dell Diagnostics (see Dell Diagnostics).


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