HDD removal manual
Universal tips about how to extract a hard drive from Acer laptop:
  • Turn off your computer. Remove the battery
  • Turn the laptop upside down
  • Remove screws securing the hard drive cover and remove the hard drive.
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Acer Laptop: How to remove the Hard Drive

Learn how to remove a failed hard drive from Acer computer. A few examples will help you to get the general idea about removing drive from every model of Acer laptop.

Acer Aspire 9300/7000 Series Acer TravelMate

Acer Aspire 9300/7000 Series laptop computer: Base view 1 Battery release latch: Releases the battery for removal.
2 Cooling fan: Helps keep the computer cool.
3 Mini PCI card bay: Houses the computer's Mini PCI card.
4 Ventilation slots: Enable the computer to stay cool.
5 Memory compartment: Houses the computer's main memory.
6 PCI Express Mini Card bay: Houses the computer's PCI Express Mini Card.
7 Hard disk bay: Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws).
8 Battery lock: Locks the battery in position.
9 Battery bay: Houses the computer's battery pack.

Acer TravelMate 8210/8200 SeriesAcer TravelMate

Acer TravelMate base view 1 Battery lock: Locks the battery in position.
2 Battery bay: Houses the computer's battery pack.
3 Battery release latch: Releases the battery for removal.
4 Optical drive bay release latch: Releases the optical drive for removal.
5 Optical drive bay: Houses the computer's optical drive.
6 Hard disk bay: Houses the computer's hard disk (secured with screws).
7 Acer DASP (Disk Anti- Shock Protection): Protects the hard disk drive from shocks and bumps.
8 Wireless LAN and memory compartments: Houses the computer's WLAN and main memory.
9 Ventilation slots and cooling fan Enable the computer to stay cool.

Acer Ferrari 3400Acer TravelMate

Acer Ferrari 3400 bottom view 1 Battery bay. Houses the computer's battery pack.
2 Battery release latch. Unlatches the battery to remove the battery pack.
3 Battery lock. Locks the battery in place.
4 Mini-PCI slot. Slot for adding mini-PCI cards.
5 Hard disk protector. Protects the hard disk from accidental bumps and vibration.
6 Hard disk bay Houses the computer's hard disk (secured by a screw).
7 Memory compartment. Houses the computer's main memory.
8 Cooling fan. Helps keep the computer cool.
9 Personal identification slot. Insert a business card or similar-sized identification card to personalize your computer.

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