Acorn A3010 and A3020
Stripdown, clean and re-assembly.

I have grouped the A3010 and A3020 on this page
as the design is identical except for rear connectors
and in the case of the A3020 an internal HDD (if fitted).

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A reasonably clean Acorn A3010. But were going to make it alot better.

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A view from the rear of the case showing expansion connectors and blanking plate in podule position.

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To remove the top cover, first remove the 3 screws from the underside of the computer.

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Once removed the top cover can be lifted upwards but be careful where it unclips at the rear.
Its a bit tight and care will be required to make sure you dont crack the case.

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A difficult operation this, but grip each keyboard ribbon in turn at each end
and pull them up out of there sockets.

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The keyboard can now be lifted away from the main case. When you lift away,
feed the connector ribbons through the slot in the metal casing.

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Undo the cap-head screw under the power supply with an allen-key (hexagon wrench).

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Remove the 2 screws at the front of the metal casing, these secure the chassis to the case.

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The chassis can now be slid forward approx a quater of an inch,
then lifted upwards to release it from the case.

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To seperate the 2 halves of the chassis, undo the hexagon bolt, front centre,
the top half of the chassis can be slid forwards to unclip it.

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As you lift the top chassis up, disconnect the power and data ribbons from the Floppy drive,
also the small lead that goes to the Speaker.

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