How to disassemble Acer Aspire E5-571 series N16Q2

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Acer Aspire E5-575G-57D4 N16Q2

In this guide I will show how to disassemble an Acer Aspire E5-575 series laptop. Model number N16Q2.

This is an Aspire E5-575G-57D4 configuration (7th generation Intel Core i5) manufactured in 2017.



STEP 1.

Remove three screws from the service cover. Remove the cover.

Remove service cover

STEP 2.

Under the cover you can access the hard drive bay, SSD and both memory slots.

Acer Aspire E5-571 has support for a regular 2.5″ SATA hard drive (missing in my case) and M.2 SSD.

This laptop can take up to 16GB RAM (8GB in each slot).

Access SSD and RAM slots

STEP 3.

Remove one screw securing the SSD and pull it out of the socket.

Remove SSD



STEP 4.

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 CD DVD drive

STEP 5.

Remove all screws from the bottom case.

Remove screws from bottom case

STEP 6.

Remove three more screws located in the optical drive bay.

Remove screws from optical drive bay

STEP 7.

Don’t forget to disconnect speakers cable. Both speakers are mounted to the bottom case.

Disconnect speakers

STEP 8.

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.

Remove bottom case

STEP 9.

The battery is not secured and can be easily removed.

Access laptop battery

Lift up the battery and disconnect it from the motherboard.

Disconnect and remove battery

STEP 10.

Remove two screws securing the cooling fan and disconnect the cable from the motherboard.

Disconnect fan and remove screws

Remove the fan.

Remove and replace fan

STEP 11.

The DC power jack is mounted under the right hinge.

Remove one screw securing the hinge.

Remove screw from right hinge

STEP 12.

Lift up the right side of the hinge so it opens up at a 60 degree angle.

Lift up right hinge

STEP 13.

Disconnect the DC power jack cable from the motherboard and remove it.

Remove DC jack harness

STEP 14.

Disconnect both Wi-Fi antenna cables from the wireless card. You can leave the card connected to the motherboard.

Disconnect Wi-Fi antenna cables

STEP 15.

Remove two screws.

Disconnect the following cables:

  • Keyboard backlight cable
  • USB/Audio board cable
  • Keyboard data cable
  • Touchpad cable
  • Display video cable

Disconnect motherboard cables

Here’s how to disconnect the display video cable. Simply pull it up.

Unplug display video cable

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).

Unplug USB Audio board cable

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.

Unlock keyboard connector

When the connector is unlocked, you can pull the cable out.

Release keyboard cable

STEP 16.

Remove the motherboard from the top case.

Remove motherboard

You can access the CMOS battery on the other side.

Access CMOS battery

The touchpad assembly located under the black mylar sheet.

Access trackpad assembly

InĀ Acer Aspire E5-571 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.

Top case keyboard assembly

The screen removal procedure will be very similar for most Acer laptops.

How to remove LCD screen

In the next guide I’ll explain how to take apart the display panel and replace LCD screen.


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  1. Corrina

    thanks, this is perfect for my E5-575G! But I was confused by the title saying 571 series, I almost didn’t click on it.

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