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

Sep 21, 2009

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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Acer :: Extensa 5220how To Remove The Hard Disk

Apr 26, 2008

I've got this notebook with an 80 gb hard disk but need to replace it with a 120gb & despite trawling the acer support site & the internet I can't find a guide on how to remove the hard disk.

I've managed to remove the base cover with 7 screws & can see the ram; fan; hard disk etc but can't see just how to get the hard disk out?

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Acer :: Aspire 7520

Apr 3, 2009

I've recently bought the 7520, and at the moment everything is working hunky dory. In fact, it is quite a good machine.

I've made myself both a full bootable recovery disk, and a disk with all the drivers and applications. The only bugbear for me is the customizability that I want to do. I have never owned a laptop before, preferring my desktop pc which I have upgraded to a wonderful, powerful beast.

I bought the laptop so I could be elsewhere in my home and be connected to the net via TP-Link. Even this works great and at full speed. So, currently no problem.

Obviously the OS is Vista 32 bit, which I want to downgrade to XP. On the Acer website there are no XP drivers for the inner components of the 7520, and I am assuming that all the Acer bumpf like 'enet' and 'empowerment', etc, are part and parcel of the drivers...or are they simply Acer software which you can delete without any degredation to the operability of the system?

The truth is, I want my laptop to be a mirror microcosm of my desktop pc. Is it possible for me to downgrade to XP, but beforehand, to find and backup the proper XP drivers for the inner components of my laptop before I attempt to do so?

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Acer :: Aspire 7520 XP Drivers

Jul 31, 2008

I just got my 7520 and have wiped Vista off it and installed Ubuntu and Xp, my nix is fine I am havin trouble finding drivers for XP and most of the vista drivers dont work in XP, I have managed to find Wifi and sound worked pretty much straight away but cant seem to find anything else that will work for me..... anyone got any ideas to help with this, I have tried driver download apps(like driver detective) and they dont seem to want to find the nvidia graphics driver.

Specs follow:-
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 TK-57 - 1.9GHz, up to 800MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache
RAM: 1GB DDR2 (2 x 512MB)
Hard Drive: 80GB Serial ATA 5400rpm
Screen: 17" Widescreen TFT (1440x900) with CrystalBrite Technology
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7000M

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Acer :: Upgrading CPU In Aspire 7520

Dec 17, 2008

I have the Acer Aspire 7520 Laptop with the AMD Turion X2 TK-55 1.8Ghz Socket One.

Using PC Wizard it says I have a Acer Fuquene motherboard and nVidia nForce 560 Chipset. My question is, will this accept any of the AMD Socket One Processors? I was looking at maybe getting a TL-68 2.4Ghz..

I originally bought this computer for my wife so I wasnt too picky on the specs, but now Im finding it more useful than my high powered desktop since I can take it anywhere around the house I want. Only problem is that the laptop just needs a little more grunt for some of the encoding and stuff I do occasionally..

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Acer :: Aspire 7520 Gaming

Mar 15, 2008

I think it has something to do with my CPU getting really fast 100%

I bought a Acer Aspire 7520 for using it on college. It came with Vista Home Premium and I was planning to put XP asap on it. But because everything went pretty smoothly I did not saw a reason to do it inmediatly. So I could play games like Half-life 2, Counter-strike source, and Team Fortress 2 perfectly fine. But after some time I got annoyed like hell by Vista, and by downloading a crack I accidently installed a virus so everything got even worse. So I thought, okay lets install XP inmediatly! After I formatted my hard-drive I installed it with Service pack 2, and it all went great.

Well that's what I thought at the first few seconds. Because after having installed all the drivers I started Team Fortress 2. And suddenly around every 10-20 seconds my ping went from a 30 to 90 or higher. And that ofcourse caused my fps to drop, so this made it impossible to play Team Fortress 2. And after trying allot different drivers I decided to go back to Vista, because the games I wanted to play ran great on it. So now I have Vista Home Premium installed with Service Pack 1 and the drivers from acer that are made to be used with Vista + SP1. But now I got the same ****ing problem, I had in XP. For some unknown reason my ping decides to raise randomly. And makes it again not possible to play a game online because my fps then drops from a nice 72 fps to 9 or lower.

I installed every driver that Acer released for my laptop that are compatible with Vista (32bit) + Service pack 1.

I just have no idea what causes this! I have a antivirus + firewall. And a special anti-spyware/malware/other crap that makes your laptop/pc slow...............

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Acer :: Aspire 7520 Bad Performance

Jan 2, 2008

My Aspire 7520 laptop is running good , and all goes well.. But when I want to play a game (lets say WoW) , the game has a strange , stuttering lag... Like when you have to many applications on. Its almost if my computer can't handle it.

My Laptop has these specifications , and i wonder if it has anything to do with this.

Windows Vista Home Premium
AMD 64 Athlon x 2 (Dual-core processor)
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M videocard
120GB hard drive disk space
2024MB RAM DDR

I just bought it brand new, I've had it for about 2 weeks now. And I was wondering how i could make the games go faster... Ive looked about everywhere and no solutions so far.

What i have tried:
-Letting the game run on only 1 core-FAILED
-Trying to set up XP on my computer-FAILED miserably to the point where i was afraid i screwed up my computer fully. Lucky someone helped me, as i couldn't run the backup for some reason... he let me autoboot vista without autobooting XP... next time ill need more info before i F up my computer

(Also , would it help in game performance when i downgrade to XP?)

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Acer :: Aspire 7520 Will Not Start Or Then Will Not Shut Off

Oct 10, 2009

My Acer Aspire 7520 Gemstone Vista,

Will not start but I can hear the fan start then stop after a couple of secs, also the power and hdd leds flash on for 4 secs and then off for 4 secs and keep looping.

But then if I press the on/off button to turn the machine off it will not turn off, even holding the button for 4 secs or more. The only way to turn it off is by disconnecting the battery.

Nothing is connected and nothing appears on the screen.

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Acer :: Aspire 7520-5460 Graphics

Jun 23, 2009

I bought my laptop last year around christmas time. Surprisingly the nvidia 7000m performed very well. I was able to run Gothic 3 on low specs, and also fallout 3 which ran well on medium specs. But about 3-5 months ago the performance deteriorated a lot. it got so bad that i cant even watch movies on it anymore. All the framerates, on games it ran fairly well before, are unplayable now. I just hope i didnt fry the gpu because it did overheat before, but i just thought it was normal. Ofcourse if i new about this forum before none of that might have happened. There many useful posts here...

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Acer :: Crashed WinVista On Aspire 7520

Oct 17, 2009

crashed 7520. Vista bsod's on startup and continuously reboots. In the 'Startup Repair' utility, The 'System Recovery Options' box lists no windows Vista installations to repair, even after loading the proper storage drivers... When I browse for Drivers, I can access D:, E: (CD), and X: (??), but not C:. When I try to access C:, I am told I have to format it before I can use it... Looks like C: (and Vista) is toast. Luckily, There are no 'Lost Pictures, etc, issues on this one, just looking for a return to functionality.

What do I need to do to get this machine bootable?

Is there any way to recover from here?

From what I have read so far, It seems I'll need a WinVista disk, but what Version?? (I can read the Product Key, but not the version info on the MS sticker).

I've also seen lots of "driver recovery" CDs and downloads out there, but Do I need them? Will they help me recover the existing Vista install?, or are they just drivers that I can dl from Acer?

What is X:? a third partition?

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Acer :: Aspire 7520 Wont Turn On

Apr 12, 2010

Update:
Just wrapped the notebook inside a blanket and overheated it, then let it cool down.
Now it works.
All i have to do now is to remove the Nvidia gpu stuff left behind and it should be ready for use again.

Edit:
My problem is exacly the same as the one described in this thread:
Aspire 7520 - will not start or then will not shut off
But i could not find any fix.

My stepdads Acer Aspire 7520G wont turn on anymore.
The wierd thing is that it was working yesterday.
Now it just keep rebooting like seen in this YouTube clip.
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Its out of warranty so i was hoping i could try fixing it myself.
With the help of the community here of course.

I been randomly searching Google for help and what i have found out is that this is a common problem, but i have yet to find any fixes other than the suggestion to remove the motherboard and reheat it inside an oven..................

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Acer :: Aspire 7520 Tuning Wi-fi Router

May 30, 2008

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I don't know how to make all this work now, lol. I called my ISP company boss and asked him to disable the router's MAC adress' blocking, so I can free tuning my new router now.

Just gimme some advice which type of connection I should pick, where I should put my previous LAN settings n stuff like that.

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Jul 30, 2009

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Acer :: Aspire 7520 With Continuous Boot Cycle

Mar 28, 2009

I booted up my acer aspire 7520 and checked my email then left the room.When i returned the laptop was switched off so i tried to reboot it.Unfortunately it will not boot up anymore,it begins to boot but then switches off and then tries to reboot again.I can no longer access the bios as the boot cycling prevents it.I thought it may have been a hard drive problem so i replaced it with a new one but this has the same effect.The RAM cards have been removed and tried in different slots and this hasn't helped.The only way to stop the laptop from cycling through is to remove the battery.This fault occurs both when trying on battery power and on mains supply.The battery is getting charged ok.Has anyone on this forum ran into this problem before? I have searched on the net for clues on how to fix this but have ran up against a brick wall.There are lots of people who have had this problem but i haven't found a fix yet.The laptop is running Vista home premium.

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Acer :: Aspire 7520 Slow Graphics Processing

Jan 6, 2010

I have an Acer Aspire 7520 that is 2 years old, the system specs are:

- AMD Athlon 1.8GHz Dual Core.
- 17" WXGA+ CrystalBrite LCD.
- 4 GB DDR2.
- 500 GB HDD.
- NVIDIA GeForce 7000M.

It worked fine for a year but starting the second year, the sound card started to fail, and by that I mean that the sound sometimes works and sometimes it doesn't, but I solved this problem by buying an external sound card.

Two months ago I accidentally hit the laptop in the wall and after that incident the Graphics card can't process anything that requires high or medium graphics for example:

-When I play 720p videos the video runs very slow, it should be noted that I used to play 720p withouth any problem before the accident.

-The Windows Experience Index for Graphics went from 3.4 to 2.0 after the accident.

-Games that used to run at 30-40 FPS, now run at 2 - 3 FPS max.

- Windows AERO runs very slow now, so I if I want to use windows I have to run Windows Classic theme.

Things I've done:

1) Format my PC and tried different OSs XP, 7.
2) Flash the BIOS.
3) Change the Hard Drive with another one.
4) Change the RAM.
None of these things worked.

Does anyone know what might be causing this problem?

- screen went bad?
- Graphics card went bad?
or ?

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Acer :: CD Stuck In Aspire 7520 Optical Drive

May 7, 2009

My mum (bless her heart) has managed to get a cd stuck in the optical drive of her Acer Aspire 7520 laptop. The drawer opens but unfortunately the CD remains inside, as far as I can see it's jammed above the metal casing.

I've search everywhere for instructions for removing the drive as I'm pretty certain that this would solve it but alas no luck ..... which is where you guys come in.

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Jul 9, 2008

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Apr 25, 2010

i own an acer aspire 5630, which i bought in 2007. never had a problem with it, apart from cleaning the fan and heat sink from dust which i've done two or three times.

in the last week i've had a new overheating problem, which is that my hard disk has started getting extremely hot. now the fan is defiitely working, because i can hear it.

so i'm a bit confused about what to do. i thought perhaps the fan maybe isn't working as well as it has in the past, and that maybe i should just buy a new fan for it.

why the hard disk would be getting so hot all of a sudden,

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Acer :: Hard Disk Replacement

Apr 7, 2010

I have Aspire 5112WLMi (conf. in the signature) for 4 years now, and my HDD is almost done!

I want to buy a new one with much biger capacity (thinking about WD 320GB), how can I know will my system support this HDD?

Has anybody installed this big HDD on 5112WLMi?

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Oct 20, 2008

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Aug 30, 2009

I have Windows Vista 64bit on my Acer Aspire 7520-5311, I thought I had upgraded all my drivers, but I NEVER use my dvdrom drive...

Well I have ordered a dvd that I really need to use on my computer and it won't work at all... I looked in Device Manager and it shows "HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA DEVICE" and "YPY EN81IZS SCSI CdRom Device" and they both say "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be currupted or missing."

I went to the Acer Europe website for 7520 [url] and I dont see DVDROM drivers under the 64bit column.

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Acer :: 5920G - Formatting My Hard Disk

Jun 19, 2009

I own a 5920G. Recently, after formatting my hard disk, I discovered my recovery discs are damaged and I accidentally wiped out my hard disk recovery partition some time ago while installing linux. I managed to copy both the recovery DVDs into my hard disk (not completely), and managed to download some missing drivers & patches from acer & microsoft which were unrecoverable from the discs. The only missing file now is an Image file from Disc2 named D5E0A592.132 (around 50MB). It is the last recovery image in disc2, in a folder named 'Images'. I don't want to take it to Acer service etc because i need to use my notebook a lot, and because my warranty peroid is over.

to upload this single file (D5E0A592.132), preferably to any file hosting service? (eg rapidshare etc). I have been searching online for this file for days.

Model: Acer 5920G-602G32Mn

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium

I don't think this is illegal, because I'm not pirating any disc or requesting any pirate disc. I do own a legal copy of Windows Vista which came with the notebook.

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Apr 9, 2009

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Apr 5, 2010

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I have the following groups

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Ive even gone as far as removing all the screws on the underside but it still doesn't loosen the drive.

I want to remove it to clean and check another model drive to see if its a drive fault or not and if there is a fault replace.

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Jan 9, 2010

I have Aspire 7520 with xp OS. It has weird sound problem. Sound is not coming from speaker but when I plug in my headphone it does, but that too is very distorted. It was working fine previously both speaker and headphone. I dont know what went wrong? "Audio_Relatek_5.1" drivers are currently installed.

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Jun 25, 2009

I have a big problem with my acer 7520. The problem is that i cannot play anymore new games or even watch any movies on my laptop. I got the laptop about a year and a half ago and everything worked great. I could watch movies even when other applications were open. I could play pretty demanding games on it that ran very well. And now about 3 months ago all that luxury stopped and i cant do any of those things anymore. Even an old game like rome total war runs at 9 fps or lower on the main map, i didnt even bother going into battle. Movies stutter and skip frames, and sometimes even get stuck on the same frame with the sound still going as if everything is fine.

My specs are:

AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 (2 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
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Aug 13, 2009

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Mar 26, 2010

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Problem now is, how do I remove the old hard drive from the chasis? I've upgraded laptop drives before and usually just there is a SATA connector. But here the SATA connector seems to be connected to a chasis/circuit board. There are several 6 point star shaped screws, including some covered by a piece of black plastic.

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Nov 24, 2008

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I've opened the my computer and I see Acer (C) It has 0% free space. Underneath acer (C) it says 8.35 MB free of 33.5 GB. I also see Data (D) underneath data d I see 33.1 GB free of 33.2 GB. The last thing I see is something that says unspecified, and underneath it it says DVD RW Drive (E). I don't know what to do next.

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Nov 27, 2008

Im only just burning the factory DVD restore of my system via Acer eRecovery Management. I should have done this a long time ago right when I first recieved my laptop. What ends up on the factory restore DVD?

Another question, my laptop really has noticably slowed down since purchase. I know this is natural...especially as I currently have lots of games installed...only 9GB currently free on C.

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Also, the D partition seems like a huge waste of space to just leave as it is. There are 103GB free on this partition with only two windows folders existing on there. I have never touched this partition thinking it is there only for disaster situations, like if vista dies and wants to make an image of itself here.
Is this correct or can I move other files onto this partition? Will this increase performance?

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