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HELP!Can't figure out how to get the HDD out of this HTPC for an upgrade. Pics included.

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January 18, 2014 3:52:21 AM

Just as stated, I got a good deal on a custom HTPC and I'm looking to add a 2 TB Green to it.

One problem, I opened it up expecting to see how to access the HDD, and can't see how to get to it. I took the top and bottom panel off, the front panel, etc. I don't mind pulling the cards and mobo to get to the HDD, but it is secured tightly with no sign of any holder screws, and the side panels are riveted on.

It is a Xion XON-810p. Has anyone dealt with one of these? Or can anyone guess by looking at the chassis?

Here is a link to and imgur album with pictures of it as-configured from multiple angles:
IMGUR ALBUM.

And a teaser pic:


Help is appreciated. The drive that is in there is not nearly big enough at only 31hrs of HD.

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January 18, 2014 4:49:52 AM

I think the HDD is under the CD drive.

This picture should help you.

Edit: I suspect you will need a phillips screw driver, but the task itself should be simple. Unscrew, lift, replace and screw it back.
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January 18, 2014 5:26:01 AM

Half Life said:
I think the HDD is under the CD drive.

This picture should help you.

Edit: I suspect you will need a phillips screw driver, but the task itself should be simple. Unscrew, lift, replace and screw it back.


That looks very helpful. After breakfast with the family I'll check that out and if it swings out I'll mark as solved.

It looks like it just swings out, so not sure which screw you are talking about unless you mean HDD chassis screws... It looks like, pull and swing up, disconnect cables, unscrew drives, and swap.

I'll update soon.
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January 18, 2014 12:11:44 PM

Half Life said:
I think the HDD is under the CD drive.

This picture should help you.

Edit: I suspect you will need a phillips screw driver, but the task itself should be simple. Unscrew, lift, replace and screw it back.


That fixed it. Two screws on the front and it slid right out. The job is done. Thanks!

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