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How to Remove an Acer Hard Drive

I'm trying to remove the hard drive from an Acer Aspire 7720 that won't boot anymore. How is this done?

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Dont need to remove the hard drive to make it boot up

what screen activity do you have when the machine starts

do you have a power light or battery light when the charger is plugged in?
do you get the start up screen when you press the start button?
We may be able to recover this unit using the eRecovery process,
(preinstalled on your laptop by ACER)

Please give me as much details as you can and I will tell you what you need to do from there
if thats any help

Thanks Misterdj

Posted on May 07, 2010

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With the laptop turned off, switch it on and when you see the ACER logo press the F2 key. You will enter the BIOS. Now press the right arrow key in the directional pad until you arrive at the "BOOT" tab, you will see something like this:
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