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How to install removeable HDD in Predator G series

lbecklbeck Posts: 10Member
edited December 2017 in Predator Monitors

I'm able to remove the HDD mount and see there are 4 metal posts with rubber grommets.  I can't figure out how to mount the HDD into the mount.

 

Is there something from Acer that shows or describes how to do this?  The plastic is flexible enough that I may be able to force the sides apart, but then it may break.....

 

Thanks,

 

Lee

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  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,498ACE Trailblazer
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    if you need to remove and insert a new HDD on the hot swap bay, you need to enlarge the 2 plastic strips on the sides of the HDD.

     

    if you can take a picture and post, maybe i will understand better your question. Smiley Happy

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  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,498ACE Trailblazer

    can you report the exact G model?

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  • lbecklbeck Posts: 10Member
  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,498ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer

    if you need to remove and insert a new HDD on the hot swap bay, you need to enlarge the 2 plastic strips on the sides of the HDD.

     

    if you can take a picture and post, maybe i will understand better your question. Smiley Happy

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    Click on "Like" if you find my answer useful or click on "Yes" if it answers your question.
  • lbecklbeck Posts: 10Member

    Thanks for our guesswork.  I was hoping to get a response from an owner of a similar machine.  There must be thousands out there.

     

    • This is not a hot swap HDD machine.  It clearly states that the machine must be off for the swap
    • I have no idea what you mean by enlarging the strips on the HDD
    • If you can take a picture of the bay, a HDD with the posts and rubber grommets installed, or some other definitive instructions that would help

    Thanks again.  Still hoping to get a response from someone who has a similar machine - or someone who can refer me to instructions.  Maybe a URL?

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,498ACE Trailblazer

    ok, so if you already took off the expansion HDD bay and unscrewed the front screw and have the HDD tray in hand.

    you need to enlarge the sides of the HDD tray and lift the HDD.

     

    ge-605HDD.jpg

     

     

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  • lbecklbeck Posts: 10Member

    Thanks Ironfly.  Your picture looks like my drive enclosure. I have forced he sides apart and used quite a bit of pressure to jam the drive into the plastic.  It seems like a weird design if I'm doing it right.  I didn't want to do it that way because it appeared that I was forcing the plastic close to the breaking point.

     

    i may use screws and washers for the other HDDs that I plan to use.  Forcing the sides apart and jamming the drive into the enclosure just doesn't feel right.  Also, the slotted rubber grommets and large to small holes in the enclosure make it appear that it should slide in somehow rather than forcing the plastic apart.

     

    I'm marking your response as the solution, but it still doesn't seem right.

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,498ACE Trailblazer
    I will double check it but there's not much infos aboit that.

    You can try to slide in or out the HDD, i too saw that slots but i can't find anywhere a clear way to took off the HDD.

    Thanks for marking as answered...but if it's not a good one, i would prefer to not have marked, this to help other users in the future, with the same question. Smiley Happy
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  • ARROYOARROYO Posts: 2Member New User
    Hi I have a Acer G3-710-UR11 and to install a extra drive you have to bend the plastic to force it in, looking at the bay front view install the drive first on the two prongs in back, you have to expand the plastic to attach the drive, gently, don't force it, it will fall in place, then do the same with the front right, last the front left prong is adjustable look at it it is different once you have the other 3 in place  pull away the left prong gently so the left front prong falls in place! Took me a while to figure out, like you I did not want to brake the bay.   
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