How do I remove and replace the SSD on the Aspire 1 A114-31?

JaquesJaques Member Posts: 4 New User
The BIOS show "None" for the HDD. I've got the bottom off but don't see the SSD. How do I get to it? What are the specs required for a replacement?

Thanks!

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  • StevenGenStevenGen ACE Posts: 4,028 Pathfinder
    Jaques said:
    The BIOS show "None" for the HDD. I've got the bottom off but don't see the SSD. How do I get to it? What are the specs required for a replacement?

    Thanks!
    Undo the 11 screws on the laptops back. Open the buckle with a pick, This laptop does not have provisions for an M.2 or any upgrades to a 2.5" ssd, its got soldered on 64GB ssd. See this link: Inside Acer Aspire 1 (A114-32) – disassembly and upgrade options











  • JaquesJaques Member Posts: 4 New User
    Thanks for responding. I've gotten this far. Which chip is the SSD?  My laptop has only 30Gb; I'm guessing Acer uses an emmc. Replacement would probably require a hot air soldering rig, yes?
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 87,541 Trailblazer
    The connectors should be soldered here:

    But just soldering them is not enough. It is necessary to solder capacitors and resistors around as well. The ideal is to buy an A314-31 motherboard, which has these soldered slots.

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    Para usuários da comunidade inglesa, espanhola, francesa e alemã, usarei o google tradutor! :)
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  • JaquesJaques Member Posts: 4 New User
    Thanks for the suggestion, but the motherboard looks likely to cost more than the laptop is worth. 

    The problem is the emmc chip seems to have died; I'd like to pull and replace it.  You showed me were the pads for a socket are on the circuit board; can you tell me where the chip itself is or what it looks like?

    Thank you!

  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 87,541 Trailblazer
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    Detection tool click here to find the serial number or partnumber of your model!                                                          

               
      egydiocoelho Trailblazer
     
    ProductKey clique aqui para descobrir o serial do windows! click here to discover the windows serial!
    Para usuários da comunidade inglesa, espanhola, francesa e alemã, usarei o google tradutor! :)
    For users of the English, Spanish, French and German community, I will be using google translator! :) 
  • JaquesJaques Member Posts: 4 New User
    Precisely what I was hoping for - you're great!
    Thanks,
    Jacques
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