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Hi I need to remove the hard disk from my acer 3935, How can I do it, I see it located behind a plastic panel where a dvd drive would live. Is it just a case to remove the screws holding the back plate on?

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Hi, there is also a retaining scew holding the HD in place, then just gently slide the HD out from its conection pins.

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put an earth ******** to earth yourself before proceeding
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