Upgrade internal hard drive on hr44-500

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  1. Dec 16, 2014 #61 of 148
    Laxguy

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    The HR44-200 is enough different that I don't feel confident as to how to proceed removing the cover.

    Does anyone have some guidance? I can post a picture later, but would surely like to know asap as I have my 2TB drive and Torx set handy. But I am not so handy! (But the existing drive is on the death rattle stage)
     
  2. Dec 16, 2014 #62 of 148
    P Smith

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    look around ! friends, co-workers, relatives with HANDS will do that ... ;)
     
  3. Dec 16, 2014 #63 of 148
    Laxguy

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    Mr. Smith: For the near future I am isolated, effectively. I am not all thumbs, but have little experience with opening this type of case; none with this specific model.

    I need only one helpful person for a bit of guidance.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2014 #64 of 148
    Laxguy

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    This is a photo of the bottom of the HR44-200.

    Can anyone tell how to unfasten the internal clamps?

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  5. Dec 17, 2014 #65 of 148
    P Smith

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    Who will condone illegal actions? Duh!
     
  6. Dec 17, 2014 #66 of 148
    WestDC

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    SEE POST #8
     
  7. Dec 17, 2014 #67 of 148
    Laxguy

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    I've memorized post #8! But my model appears enough different to throw me a loop. Perhaps the clamps are just the same, but I don't know how to release them. Is there a snapping sound? Does one just push straight down?

    And the wannabe moderator can rest assured this unit is owned. Moreover, even if it were not, my swapping a new drive in would not be illegal (!) per se. It would be against the ToS, and I'd have to pay DIRECTV for my transgression. However, I own the unit, so even that doesn't come into play.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2014 #68 of 148
    dettxw

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    I replaced mine a while back (in an owned unit) but just recall that it took me a while to figure out the clips. What the trick was is now gone from my memory. I'd probably have to figure them out all over again. Which might happen before too long as I'd really like a 4TB drive in there versus the 2 TB drive that I put in. It all snaps back together though.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2014 #69 of 148
    Rich

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    Wish I could help, but I've never been inside a Genie.

    Rich
     
  10. Dec 17, 2014 #70 of 148
    WestDC

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    Post number 8 Said he had to push the Clips really hard for them to release - I have not done it So I'm just guessing with the help of #8 There is nothing "above the metal clips so you can't hurt anything. I did have to push a little hard."

    Don't be Scared :rolling: Pick one and PUSH IT!!! !rolling
     
  11. Dec 17, 2014 #71 of 148
    RunnerFL

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    Maybe we could get Salt N' Pepa to help him!
     
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  12. Dec 17, 2014 #72 of 148
    Laxguy

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    Thank you, gentlemen. I will assay l8er, as the kids say.... :)
     
  13. Dec 20, 2014 #73 of 148
    Laxguy

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    << Snipped bits out; I hate that ad with a passion>> :)

    So, do you push straight down, down and towards the outside, or something else? ( Thanks.)
     
  14. Dec 23, 2014 #74 of 148
    Laxguy

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    Thanks to a couple of very good guys who helped me off line so to speak, deed is done, HR44 restored to its former glory and working like new. It was easy once I pried a bit to the side, and knew not to try to listen for a snapping or popping noise when the clip released.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2014 #75 of 148
    P Smith

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    now you're obliged to make a video clip of the process and post it here (or at Youtube at least)
     
  16. Dec 23, 2014 #76 of 148
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    Good. Wasn't it a lot simpler once you understood what it entailed? You could probably do another one in 15 minutes now that you know how.

    Rich
     
  17. Dec 29, 2014 #77 of 148
    armophob

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    Just stick a thin flat head into the 5 slots and press slightly towards the guts as you pull the top away.
     
  18. Dec 29, 2014 #78 of 148
    armophob

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    Here is a pictorial to explain the OP's thread.
    I just added a 4T to mine for a dead drive.

    I am going to post 7 times because I cannot get these to order correctly no matter what I name them.

    small electrical flat head screwdriver in all 5 slots.
     

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  19. Dec 29, 2014 #79 of 148
    armophob

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  20. Dec 29, 2014 #80 of 148
    armophob

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    T10 Torx driver and pull out power connection. 2 metal tabs on the bottom.
     

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