Introduction: How to Open a Western Digital MyBook USB Drive.

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After a few months of loud clicking coming out of my Western Digital MyBook it finally died.

I had an extra SATA drive around, so I thought why not replace it?

This version of the MyBook has no external screws and has to be opened similar to a bike tire.

Step 1: Supplies

There are many models of MyBooks, this one has a set of blue LEDs that "spin" when the drive is active.

The model is: WD3200D032.

A flat blade screwdriver
A Phillips screwdriver

Step 2: First Entry

The easiest place to start is above the USB port and behind the WD logo. Carefully insert your screwdriver between the plastic trim and the metal cover.

Step 3: Work Your Way Around

Work your way around the case popping the cover off as you go.

Step 4: Tabs

So do both sides of the cover like in the previous steps. Once that is done you'll notice its still stuck on there.

There are some tabs on the bottom of the drive that hold it in, press them in with your screw driver and the cover will come off.

Step 5: 4 Screws

Remove the four screws from the back of the drive.

Step 6: 2 Screws

Remove the 2 screws holding on the circuit board.

Step 7: 4 More Screws

Remove the last 4 screws on the side of the actual hard drive.

Just replace with your sata drive and reverse the steps.