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HP Compaq Business Notebook nc6000 Series - Using a MultiBay Hard Drive Adapter

Identifying the MultiBay activity light

The MultiBay activity light turns on when any MultiBay device is active, with the exception of the MultiBay battery pack.

Figure 1: MultiBay Activity Light

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Using a MultiBay hard drive adapter

A hard drive must be inserted into an optional MultiBay hard drive adapter before it can be used in the MultiBay.

The hard drive assembly (the hard drive inserted into the MultiBay adapter) is then inserted into and removed from the MultiBay in the same way as any other MultiBay device.

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Inserting a hard drive into the adapter

  1. Slide the two adapter selection switches to the outer edge.

    Figure 2: Adapter Selection Switches

  2. Lower the hard drive into the adapter, then slide the drive connectors on the drive toward the drive connectors in the adapter until the connectors engage and the hard drive is seated.

    Figure 3: Inserting the Drive

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Removing a hard drive from the adapter

  1. Slide the adapter release latch to the outside as indicated below.

    Figure 4: Adapter Release Latch

  2. Gently disengage the drive connectors by sliding the drive away from the connectors, then remove the drive.

    Figure 5: Removing the Drive

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Inserting a hard drive into the MultiBay

NOTE: Before inserting a hard drive into the MultiBay, insert the drive into a MultiBay hard drive adapter as described earlier in this document.

Turn the notebook upside down.

With the connector on the drive or drive assembly facing the MultiBay, slide the drive or drive assembly into the MultiBay until it is seated.

Figure 6: Inserting a Hard Drive

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Removing a drive from the MultiBay

CAUTION: To prevent system lockup and loss of information, stop the drive before removing it. To stop the drive:
  • Windows 2000 - Click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon on the taskbar, then select the desired drive. When it is safe to remove the drive, a message is displayed.

  • Windows XP - Click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar, then select the desired drive. When it is safe to remove the drive, a message is displayed. (To display taskbar icons, select Show Hidden Icons in the system tray.)

CAUTION: To protect the MultiBay when no device is inside, insert the weight saver in the bay. This device prevents damage to the MultiBay and does not increase notebook weight.
  1. If the drive has a media tray, remove the media, then close the tray.

  2. Stop the drive as instructed in the preceding caution.

  3. Turn the notebook upside down.

  4. Slide the MultiBay release latch toward the rear of the notebook.

  5. Pull the drive or drive assembly out of the MultiBay.

    Figure 7: Removing a Hard Drive

    1 - MultiBay release latch
    2 - Drive

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