Inside Acer Aspire 5 (A515-56G) – disassembly and upgrade options
This is one of the main contenders in the multimedia laptop range, where you can also rely on some gaming capabilities.
1. Remove the bottom plate
There are 11 Phillips-head screws holding the bottom panel of this notebook. Once you remove them, you need to pop the panel open with a plastic pry tool.
Here, we see the same 50Wh unit, placed on the 14-inch Aspire 5.
3. Memory and storage
Speaking of memory, this laptop comes in configurations with 4GB and 8GB soldered to the motherboard, and it is further expandable by one SODIMM slot. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot, as well as a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay with an included connector.
4. Cooling system
In terms of thermal management, we see a familiar, yet troubling setup. Cooling both the CPU and the GPU, there is only one heat pipe. This also includes a metal sheet, covering the graphics memory.