Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to access the hard drive on the Acer Aspire 3000. This will allow users to remove and replace the hard drive in their device.

Image 1/1: Orient the laptop  so that the battery is on the side opposite of you and the headphone ports are facing towards you.
  • Begin with the device face down.

  • Orient the laptop so that the battery is on the side opposite of you and the headphone ports are facing towards you.

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Image 1/2: You will know the battery is unlocked if the tab is pushed to the side where the symbol is unlocked. Image 2/2: You will know the battery is unlocked if the tab is pushed to the side where the symbol is unlocked.
  • Slide the button found below the battery to the left into the unlocked position.

  • You will know the battery is unlocked if the tab is pushed to the side where the symbol is unlocked.

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Image 1/2: Pull the tab to the right while simultaneously pushing the battery away from you. Image 2/2: Make sure you push the battery only when tab is held in the right position in order to avoid damage to the device.
  • Locate the battery and the tab to the right of it.

  • Pull the tab to the right while simultaneously pushing the battery away from you.

  • Make sure you push the battery only when tab is held in the right position in order to avoid damage to the device.

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  • Unscrew the two 4.6 mm Phillips #1 screws on the left side of the hard drive panel in the lower right corner on the back of the laptop using the phillips head j1 bit.

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Image 1/3: Pull the cover up and out to release the tabs on the right side of the cover and remove from the device. Image 2/3: Pull the cover up and out to release the tabs on the right side of the cover and remove from the device. Image 3/3: Pull the cover up and out to release the tabs on the right side of the cover and remove from the device.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool under left side of the hard drive cover and gently pry the cover open.

  • Pull the cover up and out to release the tabs on the right side of the cover and remove from the device.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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