How to Open a Seagate

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Seagate external hard drives are a great resource when you need to back up important data from your home computer. If you need to open up your Seagate external hard drive in order to replace broken components, you can do it yourself without any outside help. It's not the easiest task, but you should be able to complete the entire process in a short amount of time.

Insert the tip of your flat-head screwdriver in the seam between the two halves of the base of the hard drive and work your way gently around the base until the bottom half pops off. Set it aside.

Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the three screws located in the center of the base of the hard drive. Once these screws are removed, gently pull the base away from the hard drive and set it aside. The bottom of the hard drive will now be exposed.

Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws on either side of the bottom of the hard drive. When finished, set the screws aside.

Insert the tip of your flat-head screwdriver in the seam between the two halves of the hard drive itself. Gently work your way around until the front panel separates from the rear housing. Set the front panel aside. The metal chassis (frame) will now be visible in the rear housing.

Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws on either side of the metal chassis that secure it to the housing. After this is done, gently remove the chassis from the housing and set the housing aside. Your Seagate is now open.

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