- Before you open the case, turn your computer off and unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
- Gently lay down the computer on a flat surface to access the side panel of the unit.
Acer Desktop Computer:
How to Remove the Hard Drive
Removing a failed hard drive from Acer desktop computer is pretty easy operation.
Normally, to open the case you need remove couple of screws located on the front side of the case.
Acer Veriton models have a case lock. You'll need to push the case lock to the right and pull the side panel toward you to remove the side panel.
Inside the case locate the hard drive and unplug power and data cables. Slide the drive out of the bay. If the hard drive has a brackets remove them for the future using with a new hard drive.
After you are done with the hard drive removal you may proceed to placing the data recovery order.
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 with ST3400632AS name for model number
- Drive is failed in OS. Hot swap incident. Circuit board fried, possible R/W head damage. Tested with new circuit board.
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From Douglas L. Toronto, ON Canada: Toshiba MK4021GAS laptop - The drive became noisy. I thought the fan was malfunctioning. I shut it down and had the drive replaced by Fujitsu (the notebook is an S series Lifebook) I plugged the drive in using a USB connector but it would not spin.
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From John S. Dana Point, CA USA: Western Digital WD2000BB - 00DWAD - External LaCie Drive (with Western Digital HD) would not boot, so I replaced the power supply -- it booted just fine. Powered down for a couple of weeks. Updated the System software from a previous version of Mac OS X.4 to X.4.6. External drive failed to boot and could not be recognized by Disk Utility or Disk Warrior. Tried to get drive to work by changing out power supplies several times. No luck. The LED power light flickers repeatedly, both when the drive is powered and not plugged into the FireWire and when it is plugged to the FireWire and computer.
Thank you for recovering my data, it's much appreciated.
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