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I cant get power cord off of hard drive dell optiplex GX270

Last response: in Storage
August 24, 2010 10:54:54 PM

I have wiggled the cord but it won't come off the drive so i can remove it.
a b G Storage
August 24, 2010 11:17:29 PM

there might be a latch or lock you need to press
a c 85 G Storage
August 25, 2010 9:13:44 PM

If it's an old-style connector, I have seen them jammed in very tight. You may need to apply more force to disconnect it than you think.

If it's a SATA drive, some do have a latch as jefe said.
a b G Storage
August 25, 2010 9:31:26 PM

I agree with hang-the-9, some can be very hard to remove.
Turn the power off at the power point and use a pair of long nose pliers and carefully pry it out, or use a flat screwdriver to gently pry it loose.
Watch your fingers, as it can come out suddenly and slice the fingers on sharp edges.