Introduction

A dysfunctional hard drive can completely ruin the life of an otherwise functional computer; therefore, if any problems arise regarding the hard drive, it should be fixed or replaced. Removing the hard drive requires the battery and back cover to be removed and then only a few screws need to be removed to completely take out the hard drive.

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  • Orient the ACER Aspire One to where the bottom of the laptop is facing upward as shown in the picture.

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  • Locate the circular slot positioned at the bottom right of the battery.

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Image 1/3: When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible. Image 2/3: Hold the tab in the right-hand position and firmly push or pull the battery upward to remove it from the laptop. Image 3/3: Hold the tab in the right-hand position and firmly push or pull the battery upward to remove it from the laptop.
  • Insert a spudger and slide the tab to the right.

  • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

  • Hold the tab in the right-hand position and firmly push or pull the battery upward to remove it from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Remove the screw using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Locate the single 6 mm Phillips screw in the lower middle of the back plate.

  • Remove the screw using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

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  • Slide the back plate downward to remove it from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Remove all four of the screws using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.
  • Locate the four 6 mm Phillips screws pictured necessary to remove the hard drive.

  • Remove all four of the screws using a Phillips #0 Screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Using a spudger, gently push in the indicated tabs. Image 2/2: While holding down the tabs, slide the ribbon cable to the left to remove it from the laptop.
  • Locate the two tabs that keep the hard drive ribbon cable connected to the laptop.

  • Using a spudger, gently push in the indicated tabs.

  • While holding down the tabs, slide the ribbon cable to the left to remove it from the laptop.

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  • Remove the hard drive by pulling it straight out.

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Conclusion

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

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