Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove a hard disk drive and install a new one for a Acer Aspire 5100 laptop.

Place laptop upside down.
  • Place laptop upside down.

  • To get to the hard drive, remove the two screws located on the panel to the right of the battery.

    • Although the battery is missing in this photo, it is not necessary to remove.

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Lift up the panel.
  • Lift up the panel.

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Hard disk drive should now be visible. Slide the hard disk drive to the right to disconnect it from the laptop. Lift up and remove the hard disk drive.
  • Hard disk drive should now be visible.

  • Slide the hard disk drive to the right to disconnect it from the laptop.

  • Lift up and remove the hard disk drive.

  • Slide in the new hard disk drive.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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