Replace the hard drive in your Acer Aspire 5742 to get lots more space, or upgrade to a super-fast SSD.


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Move the battery catch to the "unlocked" position.
  • Move the battery catch to the "unlocked" position.

  • Pull back the second spring-loaded battery catch until the battery pops up.

  • Remove the battery.

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Turn the notebook around to face you.
  • Turn the notebook around to face you.

  • There are two Phillips #00 screws securing the cover panel to the rest of the notebook. Remove these screws.

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  • Use a spudger to release the panel from the plastic retaining clips keeping it in place.

  • Do not apply too much force, or you may break the clips.

  • Remove the panel and set it aside.

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  • Unscrew the one Phillips #00 screw keeping the hard drive in place.

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  • Gently remove the hard drive from the SATA connectors.

  • Lift the drive out of the notebook.

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  • There is a small metal bracket on either side of the hard drive, with two small silver-coloured Phillips #00 screws securing the bracket to the drive on each side.

  • Unscrew these screws.

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  • When installing the new hard drive, remember to attach the brackets before placing the drive into the notebook.

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

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Skylar MacDonald

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Great guide except for the missing screw sizes. Does anybody know the screw sizes?

patrickscott - Contestar

I have this laptop with a bad HDD, it was a Toshiba 640 GB , 5400 RPM drive.

I like to know if this laptop supports 7200 RPM drives

Also, does this laptop support an SSD drive ?

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