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Returning a Hard Drive to Dell

Return your old hard drive to Dell in its original or comparable foam packaging. Otherwise, the hard
drive may be damaged in transit.
You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. See
"Specifications" on page137 for information on the memory supported by your computer. Install only
memory modules that are intended for your computer.
NOTE: To take advantage of the dual-channel bandwidth capability, install a matching memory module in both
memory module connectors.
NOTE: Memory modules purchased from Dell are covered under your computer warranty.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product
Information Guide.
NOTICE: To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically
touching an unpainted metal surface (such as a connector on the back of the computer).
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the battery before you begin working inside the
Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 117.
Ground yourself by touching one of the metal connectors on the back of the computer.
NOTE: If you leave the area, ground yourself again when you return to the computer.
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