How to remove computer hardware

Updated: 05/08/2017 by Computer Hope

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 removing computer hardware from a desktop computer. Click on the link of the hardware you want to remove from the computer.

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.
CH000414 How to remove a computer floppy drive.
CH000415 How to remove a CD-ROM or other disc drive.
CH001549 How to remove a computer hard 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.
CH001506 How do I remove an expansion card in my computer?
CH001550 How to remove a computer modem.
CH001551 How to remove a computer sound card.
CH001552 How to remove a computer video card.

Computer Motherboards

Reference Question
Motherboard Computer motherboard help and support.
CH001548 Removing a computer motherboard.

Computer Power Supply

Reference Question
PSU Computer Power Supply (PSU) help and support.
CH000000 How to remove a computer power supply.

Computer Memory

Reference Question
RAM Computer memory help and support.
CH001507 How to remove computer memory (RAM) from computer.

Additional information