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replacement hard drive for acer aspire

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by harvie914, Feb 2, 2009.

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  1. harvie914

    harvie914 Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  2. StumpedTechy

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    Any manufacturer HDD will work in any laptop as long as its the right size to fit in the enclosure and the right type. Check the specs of your Acer and you will find out if its a 3.5 IDE or a 3.5 SATA drive. If the specs don't tell you you can always pop out the drive and remove it from the enclosure to look. SATA has 2 connectors that are semi L shaped. IDE will have a bunch of metal pins sticking out. Alot of laptops have some enclosure that adapts the IDE drives to their laptop configurations.

    NOTE: I just checked the site for your model and it looks like you need a 3.5 IDE drive.
     
  3. bigbear

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    Laptop drives are 2.5inch :D
     
  4. StumpedTechy

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    Yeah sorry... just got home from work... brains fried and still trying to help. 2.5 is right.

    PC's 3.5, laptops 2.5
     
  5. harvie914

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    Thanks- any and all help is greatly appreciated.
     
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