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This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52, use our service manual.

  1. Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52 Basic Teardown, Remove the back cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 12 Philips screws on the back. Slip fingernails in cracks and snap open the back all around. Be gentle and it will come off.

  2. Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52 Basic Teardown, Replace battery: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 2 Philips screws holding the battery. Gently twist counter-clockwise to release the corners. Unplug the connector straight, without twisting.

  3. Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52 Basic Teardown, Clean fans: step 3, image 1 of 1
    Tool used on this step:
    • Fans are great at removing dust from the room then do not work well. Look at the right fan in the picture - dusty. Some dust can be removed with tweezers. Other dust can be blown off with a can of compressed air but put a finger on the fan to prevent it from spinning. Note that replacing the fans is not simple due to heatsink complications.

  4. Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52 Basic Teardown, SSD/HDD replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Replacement of the SSD/HDD is suprisingly simple. Remove the 4 Philips screws, slide the drive straight to the side.

  5. Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52 Basic Teardown, Button cell replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • The small button cell is in black heatshrink, held in with one connector only. Unplug it. If you know what you are doing, solder in a new one otherwise replace the assembly.

  6. Acer Nitro 5 AN517-52 Basic Teardown, Replace speakers: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • I you crank up the toons [sic] too much and break a speaker, they are simple to replace. Unscrew them and unplug the connectors.

    • Keyboard replacement is quite involved and susceptible to fatal damage to the laptop due to connector damage. It involves removing the battery, fans/heatsink assembly, I/O boards, shields, mother board and cutting plastic standoffs, then plastic welding them back with the new kbd. This procedure will not be covered here.


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