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

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The disk drive is seperated by removing the 4 securing screws on the underside of the top-chassis.

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To remove the mainboard you will need to first undo all the small hexagon bolts
on the rear connectors, also the locking ring on the Audio out.

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The mainboard can then be slid forward and lifted clear after unplugging
the mains cable from the Power supply area of the Mainboard.

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This is the mainboard with dust still attatched. Clean it with a small paintbrush
and a vacuum cleaner hose. Be careful not to damage anything.

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The completed mainboard, looking factory fresh. Whilst its out the machine take a second or two
to make sure the main OS ROMS are pushed fully home.(2 large IC's bottom right)

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Unclip the lid of the Floppy disk drive, and as before use a brush and vacuum hose
to remove all dust and hair.

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Clean the case with damp cloth. Use NO detergents,abrasive or chemical cleaners.
Do not use nail varnish remover as it will MELT your case.

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A dusty keyboard unit ready for a clean.

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Firstly, work from the back. Unclip the metal backing plate by undoing the clips.
Work from 1 end to the other.

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With the backing plate removed the keyboard membrane is exposed.

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Lifting away the membrane reveals all the dust. At this stage pick out the LED's and store them safely.

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