- 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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Failed drive - Acer Aspire TC Desktop PC
from Etobicoke GTA
» My problem is that after turning on the power, Acer Aspire desktop will not boot.
It took me a while to figure out that it defaulted to the internal hard drive. I have several different blank drives and I tried them all - including the one from older Acer computer, and they all work fine with this motherboard. Unfortunately, my old PC doesn't seem to recognize my new data drive and it also does make a 'clicking' sound when I press the power button on PC.
All is working well for now.
Failed drive - Toshiba MQ01ABD050 HDKEB03H0A01 laptop
from Databe partner in Alberta
» The drive has one of four surfaces is totally scratched, other are partially affected too.
Most of the data have few unreadable sectors and may be usable, but the big files may have many blank sectors inside and therefore totally unusable. So, the recovered data should be organized in three folders (preferably):
1. All recovered (the copy of all files - of clean and with errors altogether)
2. Separated - clean only
3. Separated - with errors only
Thanks on the great delivery effort on our last order! Awesome results!
Failed drive - WD Caviar Green
from John S. Dana Point, CA USA
» 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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