To change the hard disk on a grey G3
desktop (light version)
As usual I decline any responsibility, if something
happen to your computer after having followed this
Why? Well for instance the hard disc is dead - > so we
will replace it (and not install a second one beside what
one could do by putting a IDE cable with two connectors or
better by adding a extra PCI ultra ATA 133 card but that
ís another topic).
We start by withdrawing all the cables (power supply,
screen, keyboard etc).
The blue arrow points the new hard disc which we will not
leave on the case because we have to remove it. It ës
necessary to push on the "buttons" at the places pointed by
the yellow arrows. That will release the lid which than can
The "buttons", view from downside, cover removed.
Usually I open (in the direction indicated by the blue
arrow) the valve pointed by the yellow arrow.
What enables me to have more easily access to the two
latches pointed by the yellow arrows. They must be pushed
towards the centre of the computer.
The yellow arrow points the dead hard disc placed on a
cradle. The blue arrow points the IDE cable which should be
replaced by a cable with three connectors if one wishes to
add a hard disk and not simply replacing it.
In the event of addition of a hard disc the disc will be
placed on a cradle slipped at the place pointed by the
yellow arrow, it will be connected to the IDE controller via
the new cable, and will be fed by the connector pointed by
the blue arrow.
As usual, follow the instructions the other way around
for putting everything back together!