Hard drive stuck - can't remove the tray

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by les24preludes, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. les24preludes macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2011
    Just a quick question. What do you do when the hard drive on a MP (1,1 in this case) won't come out with normal pulling? Do you try and force it or what? What could cause this?
  2. haralds macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2014
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Make sure the rear lever is up and the latches visible in front are fully retracted. I have often found it easier to actually grab the drive itself close to the main board and pull from there. I remove the center drives before getting to the front drive above the fan cage.
  3. les24preludes, Mar 13, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2016

    les24preludes thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2011
    Ah - eventually managed to Google a result. Solution for drive 1 (my case) is remove trays 2 and 3, put right hand round the back of the drive and left hand on the front of drive, and pull together. Comes out.

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