Introduction

If your hard drive is full, your looking to upgrade, or your previous one is broken, this guide will help you to replace the old hard drive with a new one.

Warning: Static electric shocks may damage a good hard drive, or other components in the laptop. Ground yourself to the laptop by touching any metal interior part, besides electrical connections, or wear an anti-static device (preferred) before removing or adding computer parts.

Parts

No parts required.

Shut down the laptop. Remove the power charging cord from the laptop
  • Shut down the laptop.

  • Remove the power charging cord from the laptop

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Flip the laptop over, and find the battery compartment. Use the screwdriver to move the orange slider located just below the battery compartment to the right. Do not touch the battery connectors on the battery or laptop.
  • Flip the laptop over, and find the battery compartment.

  • Use the screwdriver to move the orange slider located just below the battery compartment to the right.

  • Do not touch the battery connectors on the battery or laptop.

  • Lift the battery up and remove from the compartment.

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Locate the T-shaped panel on the back of the laptop. Using the screwdriver, remove the 9 screws in this panel. Screw size: 5.5X8mm
  • Locate the T-shaped panel on the back of the laptop.

  • Using the screwdriver, remove the 9 screws in this panel. Screw size: 5.5X8mm

  • Gently lift the panel up from the open slot, use the opening tools as necessary, to free the panel from the laptop.

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Locate the main hard drive compartment on the bottom left side of the laptop. Remove the two screws holding the hard drive sled in place. While grounding yourself, gently pull the black tag straight back, not up, to free the hard drive.
  • Locate the main hard drive compartment on the bottom left side of the laptop.

  • Remove the two screws holding the hard drive sled in place.

  • While grounding yourself, gently pull the black tag straight back, not up, to free the hard drive.

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Locate the four screws holding the hard drive to the sled. Screw Size: 2X4mm Using the screwdriver, remove the four screws. Carefully remove the hard drive. A new one may now be installed.
  • Locate the four screws holding the hard drive to the sled. Screw Size: 2X4mm

  • Using the screwdriver, remove the four screws.

  • Carefully remove the hard drive. A new one may now be installed.

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Conclusion

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

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Please pardon my inquiry. Is the same replacement can be done to Acer Aspire V3-572P-540V? Any reply will be appreciated.

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