Skip to main content

Introduction

Acer Aspire - V5-572, V5-572G

Follow this guide if you want to change / upgrade your HDD (Hard Disk Drive) or install SSD (Solid State Drive).


Video Overview

  1. Switch-off the Laptop.
    • Switch-off the Laptop.

    • Remove the seventeen Philips #0 screws.

  2. If there is a plastic storage tray in the laptop, remove it.
    • If there is a plastic storage tray in the laptop, remove it.

  3. Starting from the SD Memory Card hole, start prying between the top and bottom cases. Use plastic tools to avoid damaging the cover. Remove the bottom case.
    • Starting from the SD Memory Card hole, start prying between the top and bottom cases.

    • Use plastic tools to avoid damaging the cover.

    • Remove the bottom case.

  4. Disconnect the battery immediately for a safer repair.
    • Disconnect the battery immediately for a safer repair.

    • Pull the battery connector away from the hard drive to disconnect it.

  5. Disconnect the SATA Cable from the Mother Board. Take out the HDD and remove the SATA cable from it. Now you can change / upgrade your HDD.
    • Disconnect the SATA Cable from the Mother Board.

    • Take out the HDD and remove the SATA cable from it.

    • Now you can change / upgrade your HDD.

Conclusion

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

3 other people completed this guide.

ZFix

Member since: 12/09/2013

181,301 Reputation

329 Guides authored

Team

Master Techs Member of Master Techs

Community

300 Members

1,014 Guides authored

7 Comments

Thank you very much for the tutorial, it was a 12 minute job ☺️And extremely pleased with the new ssd its incredible

Best Regards

Luckystyx - Reply

Thank you so much for the extremely easy tutorial and it definitely only took 2 minutes longer (12 minutes)

Your site is invaluable, Keep up the great work and all that you do,

5 star rating for you guys..

Kindest Regards

@Styx

Luckystyx - Reply

So the original hdd came in with the win 7 and it was later upgraded to win 10 for free. If i change it to ssd would i be able to get on it my original copy of win 7 and will it upgrade to win 10?

ashmir - Reply

ashmir, you just clone your HDD with a free software such as Macrium Reflect and don’t need to worry about installing everything from zero!!!

Miguel Rodríguez - Reply

Thank you for the tutorial.

But need a clarification. If i have a faulty hard disc it starts up but it freezes after 20 minutes.

Is it still possible to clone it.

Also if i change the hard drive do I need to install any software or the bios all over again.

Your inputs will be appreciated.

olatunji.jimoh - Reply

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 5

Past 7 Days: 27

Past 30 Days: 150

All Time: 13,377