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How to remove computer hardware

Tip: Before removing any hardware inside a computer, you need to open the computer and be aware of ESD and its potential dangers.

Below is a listing of various documents with steps, additional information, and help with installing computer hardware into a desktop computer. Click on the link of the hardware you want to install into the computer. If you are upgrading or need help removing old hardware see our steps on how to remove computer hardware.

Computer processor
Computer drives
Computer expansion cards
Computer motherboards
Computer power supply
Computer memory

Computer Processor

Reference Question
CPU Computer processors help and support.
CH000424 How do I remove the computer processor?

Computer Drives

Reference Question
CD-R CD-R drive help and support.
CD-ROM CD-ROM drive help and support.
CD-RW CD-RW drive help and support.
DVD DVD drive help and support.
Floppy Floppy disk drive help and support.
Hard drive Hard drive help and support.
CH000413 How to remove a computer hard drive.
CH000414 How to remove a computer floppy drive.
CH000415 How to remove a CD-ROM or other disc drive.

Computer Expansion Cards

Reference Question
Modem Modem help and support.
Network Network card help and support.
Sound card Sound card help and support.
Video card Video card help and support.
CH000417 How to remove a computer modem.
CH000418 How to remove a computer network card.
CH000419 How to remove a computer sound card.
CH000420 How to remove a computer video card.

Computer Motherboards

Reference Question
Motherboard Computer motherboard help and support.
CH000421 Removing a computer motherboard.

Computer Power Supply

Reference Question
PSU Computer Power Supply (PSU) help and support.
CH000422 How to remove a computer power supply.

Computer Memory

Reference Question
RAM Computer memory help and support.
CH000423 How to remove computer memory (RAM) from computer.

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