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If your computer seems a bit sluggish, this guide will help breathe new life into your old machine.

Step 1: Backup old drive
Backup the old hard drive and save files you want to transfer to the new one.

Step 2: Turn off computer
Turn off the computer and unplug the external cables, including the power cable.

Step 3: Open the computer
Remove the housing and unplug the ribbon cable, also known as the multi-wire planar cable, and the power cable from the old hard drive.

Static electricity can destroy a new hard drive. Make sure you ground yourself with an anti-static wrist strap or rubber-soled shoes.

Step 4: Remove the hard drive
Use a micro screwdriver to remove the screws holding the hard drive in place, and then gently slip it out.

Step 5: Install new hard drive
Secure the new hard drive in place with the original screws and then reattach the ribbon and power cables.

Step 6: Restart computer
Put the housing back on, reattach the external cables, and then restart the computer.

Step 7: Reinstall operating system
Reinstall or upgrade your operating system and then copy your backed up programs and files to the new drive.

Did You Know?
Today's personal computers have about 1,000 times the speed and 500,000 times the memory of the Apollo 11 computer systems.

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