In this guide I will show how to disassemble an Acer Aspire E5-575 series laptop. Model number N16Q2.
Remove three screws from the service cover. Remove the cover.
Under the cover you can access the hard drive bay, SSD and both memory slots.
Acer Aspire E5-575 has support for a regular 2.5″ SATA hard drive (missing in my case) and M.2 SSD.
This laptop can take up to 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2400/2666/3200 SODIMM RAM modules.
Remove one screw securing the SSD and pull it out of the socket.
This is m.2 SATA III solid state drive.
Remove one screw securing the optical drive and pull it out. In my laptop the front bezel is missing so it looks different than yours.
Remove all screws from the bottom case.
Remove three more screws located in the optical drive bay.
Don’t forget to disconnect speakers cable. Both speakers are mounted to the bottom case.
Start separating the bottom case from the side with the optical drive bay. On the other side the case has cut-outs for the motherboard connection ports.
If you start removing it on the other side, the connection ports will not allow you to lift up the bottom case.
The battery is not secured and can be easily removed.
Lift up the battery and disconnect it from the motherboard.
Replacement batteries available here.
Remove two screws securing the cooling fan and disconnect the cable from the motherboard.
Remove the fan.
The DC power jack is mounted under the right hinge.
Remove one screw securing the hinge.
Lift up the right side of the hinge so it opens up at a 60 degree angle.
Disconnect the DC power jack cable from the motherboard and remove it.
Disconnect both Wi-Fi antenna cables from the wireless card. You can leave the card connected to the motherboard.
Remove two screws.
Disconnect the following cables:
- Keyboard backlight cable
- USB/Audio board cable
- Keyboard data cable
- Touchpad cable
- Display video cable
Here’s how to disconnect the display video cable. Simply pull it up.
Here’s another type of connector you will see on the motherboard. In this case you unlock the connector by lifting up the locking tab (red arrow).
In order to unlock the keyboard cable connector you will have to move the locking tab about 2 millimeters to the direction shown on the picture.
Do not apply any force. The locking tab must remain connected to the base.
When the connector is unlocked, you can pull the cable out.
Remove the motherboard from the top case.
You can access the CMOS battery on the other side.
The touchpad assembly located under the black mylar sheet.
In Acer Aspire E5-575 series laptops the keyboard is permanently attached to the top case.
There are multiple plastic rivets securing the keyboard to the frame.
It’s possible to replace just the keyboard itself without replacing the top case. You will have to remove all the rivets and find a way to secure the metal cover back to the top case after installing a new keyboard.
If the keyboard failed, I would recommend replacing the entire top case assembly.
The screen removal procedure will be very similar for most Acer laptops.
In the next guide I’ll explain how to take apart the display panel and replace LCD screen.