Having problems with your Acer Aspire RC500 PC Desktop ?

I want to take out my hard drive on my aspire rc500 but failed

\015 Please tell me step by step to open my aspire rc500 and then remove the front panel and then remove the harddrive.\015

Answers :

Hey there,
\015\012first turn off the power.
\015\012Use a strappy static strap if u have one.
\015\012the side must be removed first. There is a black plastic spring loaded tab at the top rear that needs to be pushed back while you slide the left side panel toward the back of the unit. Remove tha panel.
\015\012Lay it on the other side panel.
\015\012Located at the top toward the top of the unit (if it were upright) there are 2 small screws with arrows pointing to them. One about midway and 1 toward the back of the unit.
\015\012Remove them carefully or they might drop & be lost.
\015\012Now you can carefully slide the top of the computer backward. Be careful as the cables are attached. Dont stretch them!
\015\012In the top above the control panel are 2 screws maintaining the bracket holding the control panel.
\015\012Undo them and place away carefully.
\015\012The fron can be pryed away from the case. It has 2 spring loaded locating pins but they should come out easy enough.
\015\012Be careful as the cables are also to remain attached.
\015\012Toward the front u will find 2 plastic tabs. Manipulate them to allow u ro remove the CD drive & floppy drive unit out of the way of the hard drive located below it.
\015\012The hard drive has 1 retaing screw toward the right side standing at the front when layed down.
\015\012Remove it and the hard drive should slide right and release.
\015\012U may have to remove the IDE ribbon cable to allow u to get the hard drive away fronm the subframe.
\015\012Good luck!
\015\012It may be worth inquiring if a new hard drive can be installed where the floppydrive sits(if u dont use it).
\015\012It might give u a 2nd drive if the techs can make it work.
\015\012PS I am still trying to work out how to remove the floppy drive.
\015\012Regards Alex
There is a white knob on the rear of your machine. You need to locate it and lay the tower on its side with knob away from the counter/table top. When you slide the knob in the direction of the bottom of your machine you will be able to slide the side panel off.
This will give you access to the HDD. There are 2 plugs. The small one is the power plug and the other the motherboard connection. Both plugs can only be inserted one way. Make sure the machine is switched off and simply unplug the drive.
You may have to remove the other side panel but the manual doesn't show how - it will be apparent to you once you open it. You may need to remove it to remove the screws from the side of the HDD
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