Acorn Archimedes 310 Base Unit

Stripdown, Clean and Re-Assembly

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A filthy and slightly yellowed A310 in need of a good cleanup.

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First, remove the top cover by unscrewing the two screws at either side of the case.

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Next, remove the 3 screws from the rear panel, this will allow the top cover to be slid off to the rear.

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Inside reveals a very dusty interior. Unfortunatly this machine has no interesting upgrades inside.

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Next make a note on paper as to where all the power, disk drive, battery pack and front panel leads go.
Then disconnect them.

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At the rear of the case, unscrew and remove the 2 screws which hold the mainboard in position.

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The mainboard can now be withdrawn to the rear. When you get about halfway out, it may "stick".
This is due to a support post in the centre of the pcb catching on the case,
so just wriggle the board to get it out.

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The front panel comes off by first removing the 3 self tapping screws on the underside.

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Followed by the 2 screws shown here.

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