Introduction

Step-by-step instructions on how to remove a hard drive from an Acer Aspire One D270 computer.

Image 1/2: Disconnect power cord and network cable by gripping the plug and pulling straight from the socket. Image 2/2: Put on antistatic wrist strap and ground yourself by attaching the clip to an unpainted piece of metal that is touching the ground, such as a desk.
  • Find a clean and flat surface to work on. Turn off the system by pressing and holding the power button.

  • Disconnect power cord and network cable by gripping the plug and pulling straight from the socket.

  • Put on antistatic wrist strap and ground yourself by attaching the clip to an unpainted piece of metal that is touching the ground, such as a desk.

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Image 1/3: Slide the battery lock/unlock button to unlock, by pressing down on the tabs and sliding the lock outwards. Image 2/3: Push the battery release button and slide the battery out and off the system. Image 3/3: Push the battery release button and slide the battery out and off the system.
  • To remove the battery, turn the system with the top down and the battery facing up and away from you.

  • Slide the battery lock/unlock button to unlock, by pressing down on the tabs and sliding the lock outwards.

  • Push the battery release button and slide the battery out and off the system.

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Image 1/2: Unlock the latch above the F8 key at the top of the keyboard by prying up towards you with a plastic opening tool. Continue along the top of the keyboard and unlock the remaining 4 latches. Image 2/2: Note, the keyboard will flex when you pry on it, you are not breaking it.
  • To remove the keyboard, turn the system right side up.

  • Unlock the latch above the F8 key at the top of the keyboard by prying up towards you with a plastic opening tool. Continue along the top of the keyboard and unlock the remaining 4 latches.

  • Note, the keyboard will flex when you pry on it, you are not breaking it.

  • Lift the keyboard out from the top, until you can see the keyboard FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) cable.

  • Carefully pull out the keyboard cable. Note: If you are not sure you will be able to get the cable back in the correct way, mark the cable and the socket with a sharpie.

  • Set the keyboard down in a clean flat space.

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Image 1/2: Note, ten of the screws are size M2x8 and three are size M2x4, remember where they go. Image 2/2: Flip the system over.
  • To remove the base cover, remove all the screws from under keyboard using a J1 Phillips head screwdriver. There are 13 screws.

  • Note, ten of the screws are size M2x8 and three are size M2x4, remember where they go.

  • Flip the system over.

  • Press down on the tab labeled door release until it releases. The tab is located on the lower right side of the system.

  • Remove the base cover by removing the three screw opposite of the battery side.

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Image 1/3: Pull the hard drive up from the end opposite the FPC cable and out to the right. Image 2/3: Disconnect the hard drive FPC cable from the mainboard. Image 3/3: Place the hard drive on a clean, dry,  flat surface.
  • Flip the device back over and then locate the hard drive. It is the large silver rectangular piece with a label on it.

  • Pull the hard drive up from the end opposite the FPC cable and out to the right.

  • Disconnect the hard drive FPC cable from the mainboard.

  • Place the hard drive on a clean, dry, flat surface.

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Conclusion

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

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4 Comments

Am I able to access the CMOS (the small battery that deals with BIOS stuff) with this method?

Chaos Network - Reply

Fantastic. Worked perfectly.

Gold Eagle - Reply

Works great.

John Thuo - Reply

Warning! Do not use these instructions! They are INCORRECT! There are multiple points where you have to release the keyboard, not just the one behind F8! Following these instructions caused me to tear up my F8 and INS key.

Jeff Burgin - Reply

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