Download: How to upgrade Acer Aspire E15 RAM & hard drive to SSD

By Charles Steiner


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model: ES1-512-C12D
I have text instructions and photos on my website:
READ BELOW before starting↓

This is not for beginners. Acer did not design this to be a user serviceable item.

Try this at your own risk. The author assumes no responsibility if you fail.
But... I will take credit if you succeed!

You are not removing the battery. Be careful to not to short anything out.

NOTE: the keyboard and mouse ribbons (attaching the keyboard to the mobo) are a little tricky. To release the widest ribbon slide the two white tabs out (but not off) of the connector on the motherboard. The narrow ribbon, flip a little bar, on the connector, up.

I used 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD
FYI, there is only one slot for RAM.

The computer is very inexpensive (I bought it for $170 at Fry's) but for just browsing and basic business functions it works great, after the upgrade. Originally is was almost too slow to use.

As with all computers, I suggest running Linux