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Recovery of 310 aspire without cd/dvd's

Cant seem to locate my discs ANYWHERE!!!!
I bought this pc in 2004/5 and lookn to restore it to factory.
My HP has an easier way of doing this. but cant seem to do it as easy with the acer. f2 f8 and f12 cant help!
please help

TOM

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  • Marnie B Jun 09, 2008

    My dvd drive won't read I bought a new 1 to replace it but cannot get the old 1 out. Please Help (acer T310) Is it a error or does it need to be replaced?

    Thank You Marnie

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    yes i have lost my discs ,this is the second time due to moving i had to wait three wks as they came from germany.

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You have to pry the front panel of the box. Then inside the box push the black slide upwards to unlock the drive. It will then slide out of the box. You have to undo the power and data cables as well of course.
Put the screws from the old drive into the new DVD. Installation is in reverse order.
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