This is a fairly complicated process and not something that we have available.
It will require an almost complete disassembly of the system.
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My first Acer purchase, purchased Acer Aspire V5-571P-6473 and wondering why did it do it.
Replacing HDD is a very common thing, HDD tend to fail more often than other parts or we might need to switch higher capacity or to faster one like SSD. Easy access to HDD should have been provided by design, I guess someone didn't think thru during product design. However atleast you should provide a manual/instructions on how to replace HDD with the product or even better a create video and post it on your support website or on youtube, and let user use it at their own risk and might loose warranty. Not providing support or helping your customer isn't going to help you with repeat business, should be going above and beyond.
I couldnt agree more - due to not being able to replace the hdd easily this system design can not be recommended for purchase. The built in 500 GB Hitachi HDD is by no means an adequate match for the powerful cpu. Poor, customer unfriendly design choice Acer.
I also agree. Even if Acer doesn't want the user to upgrade the hard drive, eventually the HD will NEED to be replaced. I can understand the design may be tricky with such a thin laptop. But, not having a procedure/documentation for HD access is unacceptable. What, if any thought went into this lack of support decision? I just bought an Aspire V% but I will be returning it. NO upgrade or eventually repair = NO purchase
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Stumbled across this and was appaled at Acer's lack of support. Let's see if they post this.
Short version: Remove all screws on the bottom and the battery. Look under the battery for the little grey buttons. Push on these to pop up the keyboard. Remove keyboard and remaing screws underneath. Disconnect cables. Lift. Hard drive exposed! Good luck folks.