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.

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 laptop from Hacienda Heights, California USA
» I think the drive from my Acer laptop has a stuck spindle problem. The drive doesn't spin. I hear this siren type noise for few seconds once I power up the drive then the noise stops. I have put the drive in the freezer and then power up but still nothing happens. I need everything that is on the hard drive. Regular turnaround time is fine for me, I'm not in rush, but high quality for the files (if recovered) is a must per say.

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Failed drive - HGST Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000-1000 GB laptop from William from London ON
» This failed hard drive was working in from Acer PC laptop. The drive was working fine last night and when I turned on my system this morning, it couldn't be detected. I have swapped data and power cable and even switched to another system. The hard drive has never been opened since purchased. Everything there is in original form. Request to recover important folders: Project, Portfolio 2016, Texture, Photo Album, Documents, Favorites, Software, Project, Personal Project, Professional Project.

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Failed drive - Seagate Desktop 1000Gb HDD from Dave L. Corona CA USA
» This drive was in an external kit sitting on top of the PC tower. It fell and now only clicks a little and doesn't sound like platters are spinning.

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