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Using the Module Bay

Dell™ Latitude™ D610 User's Guide

  About the Module Bay

  About the Device Security Screw

  Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off

  Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Running



About the Module Bay

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.

You can install devices such as a floppy drive, CD drive, CD-RW drive, DVD drive, CD-RW/DVD drive, DVD+RW, second battery, or second hard drive in the module bay.


About the Device Security Screw

NOTE: You do not need to install the device security screw unless you want to prevent the module from being easily removed.

Your Dell™ computer ships with a CD/DVD drive installed in the module bay and a device security screw, which is not installed in the CD/DVD drive but packaged separately. When you install a module in the bay, you can install the device security screw to prevent the module from being easily removed.

Removing the Device Security Screw

If the device security screw is installed, you must remove the screw to remove the module from the bay:

  1. Save and close any open files, exit any open programs, and shut down the computer.

  2. If the computer is connected to a docking device (docked), undock it. See the documentation that came with your docking device for instructions.

  3. Close the display and turn the computer over.

  4. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the device security screw from the bottom of the computer.


Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off

NOTE: If the device security screw is not installed, you can remove and install devices while the computer is running and connected to a docking device (docked).
NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, store them in a safe, dry place when they are not installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of them.
  1. If the device security screw is installed, remove it.

  2. Press the device latch release.

  1. Pull the device out of the module bay.

  1. Push the new device into the bay until it clicks.


Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Running

NOTICE: If the device security screw is installed, you must turn off the computer before removing the screw.
  1. Before ejecting the device, double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar, click the device you want to eject, and click Stop.

NOTICE: To prevent damage to devices, store them in a safe, dry place when they are not installed in the computer. Avoid pressing down on them or placing heavy objects on top of them.
  1. Press the device latch release.

  1. Pull the device out of the module bay.

  1. Push the new device into the bay until it clicks.

The operating system automatically recognizes the device.

  1. If necessary, enter your password to unlock your computer.


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