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Q: replacement hard drive for acer aspire

How do I find the correct hard drive replacement for my Acer Aspire 5004WLMi without paying Acer? When I call they want me to talk to a pay to fix guy and all I want is to buy a replacement 100G drive.

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A:Replacement hard drive will not install from Acer Factory

1) Set the UEFI/BIOS firmware to OS boot UEFI mode & Secure Boot ENABLED.

2)Boot the DVD in UEFI mode.
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From this thread, I think it's 7mm.
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A:Acer Aspire One hard drive cable

i don't think you need parts. the HDD card connector is the big one under near (JHDD) the fan connector (JFAN), you just to slip the HDD cable inside and push back the connector.
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A:Acer Aspire 4736Z - My 2nd hard drive was gone after repair

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A:Acer Aspire All-In-One Locked Hard Drive: No passw...

can you please chck if your HDD password is set to frozen on BIOS?press Del at boot to enter BIOS:
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its a hardware thing....................
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A:acer aspire 5735-hard drive swap

If I understand you correctly I think you mean you want to be able to swap between 2 hard drives on your laptop, please correct me if I'm wrong

In answer to your question, yes you can do this without damaging the operating system on your HDDs but be sure to remove them when the machine is powered down.

I have had experience with replacing HDDs on various laptops including Acers and just wanted to give you the heads up that it can be more difficult than you think to get into the HDD bay; especially if you have to remove the whole plastic case to get to it.

However why do you not simply buy a cheap USB 2.5" caddy and put your smaller drive in there, then boot from it via USB? It would not require you to open up the laptop every time and would in most case be more convenient for both sharing files and quick OS changes. The only downside is that your drive may not have the performance of it's internal counterpart but that shouldn't be too noticeable in most cases.

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See this linkf or memory:
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A:Acer Aspire bios does not recognize hard drive or dvd

Look for a bios update for your model on the Acer support site, and update the bios
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A:New hard drive on acer aspire 5740 can't install windows 7

Try formatting the new drive using something like this:
then try and install Windows 7
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A:Acer aspire hard drive upgrade doesn't work.

You didn't say which OS you have but with Windows 7-up you should be able to create a recovery flash drive and save a system image on a hard drive. Then use the recovery drive to restart the machine with the new disk and when asked, tell it to recover from the system image you saved. ps this works if going from a smaller to an equal or larger disk but not to a smaller one.
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I got the hard drive in the computer but I'm getting this screen:

Intel (r) Grantsdale-G PCI Accelerated SVGA BIOS
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You need a 2 1/2" laptop hard drive either SATA or IDE. Be sure to remove the drive and check for this before you buy a replacement laptop hard drive
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My system details are

Product Acer Aspire T300 Version Acerpower Serial Number 0321005

CPU Intel Celeron 4A, 2000 MHz ( 5 x 400 ) CPU Alias Northwood-128

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Motherboard ID 03/05/203-Sis-61-6A6IXDDC-00
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A:Acer Aspire 9412 slow - hard drive keeps reverting to PIO mode

jcleplang, That was the case with my computer too. The problem kept coming back. I had to uninstalll the driver about 6 times, but now the problem is gone. Don't know why..
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A:[SOLVED] Acer Aspire 0ne boots half an hour/hard drive D raw

Hello Simona1 and welcome to TSF,

When you start the computer, immediately after the ACER logo screen, press F8 repeatedly. You should see the Advanced Boot Menu.

Select "Repair Your Computer"
Select "Startup Repair".
It will scan your OS install and attempt to repair it.
once complete, reboot.

Let us know if the issue continues.
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A:Acer-Aspire V3 laptop hard-drive died, no recovery disk

The Windows 8 key is embedded in the BIOS, there is no COA sticker.

I believe you will have to wait for the recovery disk if you want Windows 8 as you will not be able to download a Windows 8 ISO without a retail key. Microsoft really screwed this up and has made no attempts to fix it.

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A:Acer Aspire hard drive failed... recovery media no longer available?

You can't legally used your Desktop's recovery media on your laptop (also because usually manufacturer's build such medium for a particular piece of hardware, with all drivers etc. pre-installed).

I think you can either choose to run Ubuntu or you can get one of those cheap OEM windows media from e.g. newegg. However, one draw back of this is, I believe you can't get any help from Microsoft directly, if you ever need it.
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A:Will Samsung HN-M101MBB hard drive work in Acer Aspire 5536

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Not sure if this is the correct sub-section of the forum but couldn't see a more appropriate place.

Any advice appreciated: I'm trying to do a factory restore on my Acer Aspire laptop, as it started crashing, stalling etc. and then eventually just failing to boot up. I've gotten a fair bit of my important stuff off it using a Linux (Knoppix) disc, so am ready to do a factory restore.

However, when I try to do so, I get the error message: "WIMApplyImage Fail. Error: 045D" then I click on "OK" and it says "FAIL to restore image"

Any ideas? I'm worried that my hard drive may be physically damaged. When I listen it's making the odd whirring/clicking noise, but doesn't sound particularly out of the ordinary to me.

Or, on the other hand, does anybody know of any alternative options to the in built Acer factory restore?



A:(Acer Aspire laptop) Factory Restore failing - hard drive damaged?

Hi Chris. Welcome to TSF.

Have you tried opening up a terminal window and running chkdsk /r on your system? You might also run "sfc /scannow" from within the terminal window as well just to see if perhaps your problems are system-file related.

The clicking noise you're hearing is a bit troubling as it is often an indicator of an impending hard drive failure. I'm glad that you backed up your stuff though. Often that is one thing many people do NOT do and then they are left scrambling for ways to recover their data.

Good day!

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Hi grfull Welcome to SF

You may activate via Internet ( tutorial link below )

Activate Windows 7 Online

Over the phone ( tutorial link below )

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There's no way to upgrade a video card in a laptop unless it's something from ASUS, MSI, Alienware, (If you're lucky)

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Hello, toret5, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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Check all the cables.

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A:Replacement Hard drive

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A:Which replacement hard drive ?

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A:Hard drive replacement

Yours is a standard PATA drive using a standard 44-conductor PATA connector. It is a given the system will handle a drive as large as 137 Gigabytes; but, it may go even higher depending on whether your board and OS supports 48-bit addressing.

Just be sure you get Parallel ATA (PATA) as opposed to Serial ATA (SATA). The connectors are very different. You'll need a drive with a 2.5-inch form factor.

As you shop, pay attention to the fact that you can usually get a drive with a three-year warranty for just a very few dollars more than the cheapest on in the list. Example: This drive for $55 carries a one-year warranty while this one for $60 carries three and this one for $60 carries five years.

Sometimes the warranty periods aren't listed on the dealer's web site and you have to get that information on the manufacturer's site. All Western Digital Scorpio drives carry a three-year warranty while Seagate's Momentus drives carry five years. Most drives carry only one year so if you shop smartly and pay just a very few extra bucks, you get a far better warranty.

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You would be better off getting one HDD to put in your computer and an external one for your backups (actually two external HDDs for backups would be much better since even a backup HDD can fail without warning but only one is better than none). The external HDDs should be connected to your computer only when updating the backups; they should not be permanently connected.

Using an internal HDD for backups is a bad idea because the same thing that can cause data to be lost on the main drive can also take out the data on an internal backup drive.

If you can swing it, I prefer using the Western Digital (WD) Blacks for internal drives. WD has a better reputation than Seagate for drive reliability and customer service. I've had only six Seagates; two died within a year and a third, a SSHD, was a disappointment performancewise. Of the 23 WD drives I've had, only two have failed; one other one arrived DOA (which could have been caused by rough handling in shipment), which the vendor promptly replaced and now is humming away in my machine happy as a kitten under a leaky cow.

If you are going to run your OS and programs on a HDD, I wouldn't get a third one; you can just put them on a partition on your one internal HDD separate from a data partition. The only way I would recommend a separate drive for the OS and programs is if you were going to upgrade to an SSD. An SSD will give you lightning fast boot times and program access and is an upgrade that will give you more bang for your buck than any other upgrade you can do.

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You can look thru Here ... I only see one 500gig.

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Hi, An example of what you're looking for is on the link below. Regards, DP-K
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