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Acer :: How To Remove The Hard Disk From An Aspire 7520-5971


I bought a new HD for my Acer Aspire 7520-5971 but I couldn't figure out how to remove the old one...

Here's a picture if it helps:
I did removed all the screws that are shown in the picture, but it is still attached to something.


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when i first turn the laptop on, it starts at around 40c and quickly goes up to the 60's within 20-30 minutes.

when i run a scan of antivirus or ultimate defrag it tops out at around 70c.

the hd tuner hits critical hard disk temperature at 55c and pop ups a message every few seconds.

i've also run speedfan, and it tells me the same temperature.

is it normal for a laptop to run a temperature in the high 60's...should i put it on a block of dry ice, or move to the north pole?

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Dell :: 9300/XPS2250GB Hard Disk Upgrade
Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVE 250GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache ATA-6 Notebook Hard Drive - OEM

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There are no reviews on newegg and
it does not exist on the Western Digital website.

Is this thing for real?

An SATA150 version has been out for a while with excelent reviews.
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I have no idea why the light which indicates the hard disk is in use is constantly blinking.

I have disabled file indexing and just now disabled superfetch but it still seems to be happening. Does anyone have any idea why this might be??

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