For certain secure locations, it may be necessary to remove the Lantronix 500's hard drive before sending the Local Manager back as part of an RMA. This article describes how to remove the hard drive from the chassis. The drive can then be destroyed; it does not need to be returned to Lantronix.
Remove the 5 cover screws from the back of the u500. Be careful not to strip the screws when removing and replacing. Figure 1: Back of u500. Cover screws circled in red.
Separate the circuit board from the cover by carefully sliding them apart. Figure 2: u500 with circuit board slid out.
The top of the hard drive has 2 screws which attach to the circuit board. The mounting screws are circled in red in the picture below. Figure 3: SSD with mounting screws marked in red.
Carefully remove the Hard Drive from the circuit board. Figure 4: Removing the SSD from the circuit board of the u500.
Figure 5: SSD from Lantronix 500.
Slide the circuit board back into the cover. Do not reinsert the cover screws. They can be thrown away. Place the chassis in box to ship back to Lantronix.