– read all these instructions before trying this yourself.
In particular, you can probably get away with removing the top cover only.
– using a BLUNT object, such as a thin screwdriver, slide it along the gap between the “metal” top and white case “filler”.
(the observant amongst you lot will have noticed the bottom is already removed. With the benefit of hindsight, I probably didn’t need to do that.)
– Pry the case apart.
– Once you have undone the screws, you now remove the drive by grasping the end of the drive (see the two red circles on the left), and the drive connector (on the right of the photo, circled). Now gently pull the drive out of the cradle.
Things I learnt:
- You probably do not need to remove the bottom.
- The glue holding the pieces together is strong.
- This is a “cheaper” design than the FreeAgent Classic drive I opened previously, and I don’t like it.
(Cheap feel / not designed to be re-assembled because of the glue.)