Inside Acer Aspire V15 (V5-591G) – disassembly, internal photos and upgrade options

A few days ago we shared our first impressions of one of Acer’s classic models – Aspire V15 (V5-591G). And as we stated, we’re going to take look at what hides underneath the hood of the notebook. The good news here is that the model boasts a lot of upgrade options. The manufacturer has put a lot of though when positioning the hardware and we can say that it’s well constructed, aside from the relatively hard to remove bottom piece.

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Removing the cover

As we already mentioned in our last article about the device, the bottom side of V5-591G doesn’t have a service cover but only the main plate. Despite that, dissembling of the notebook is a relatively easy task – you just need patience and a crosshead screwdriver.


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Be careful not to harm the only cable connected to the device when taking the bottom cover off. After you’ve finished with that you’ll see one well-engineered machine with one of its best features being the GPU fan. As you can see on the photos below, it is positioned on the left (the notebook is turned around on the images), thus providing optimal airflow. On the left side, aside from the fan, we find two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, LAN and VGA ports as well. We should note that Acer has taken into account that most users use their mouse on the right of their notebook and have provided a USB 2.0 port on that side for additional comfort. Moreover, you won’t feel the airflow from the cooling system, due to the placement on the fan.


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Anyway, on the right side we notice the HDD and M.2 slot with an SDD, which means if you ever run out of storage, you can always upgrade. Perhaps the only drawbacks, if we can call them that way, are the built-in battery and only two available RAM slots. However, you can always insert two 16GB sticks if you need more RAM, just like in our case.


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You can expect our full in-depth review on the models in the near future. You’ll find more information about the cooling system, such as how it handles heavy load and does it affect the outer temperatures of the machine as well as results from our display, sound, battery life and performance tests.

The components we found in V5-591G are:

  • RAM: 2 х 16GB DDR4, 2133MHz
  • SSD: LiteOn CV1-8B128
  • HDD: Toshiba MQ01ABD100
  • Wi-Fi: Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A
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Sushil
Sushil
7 years ago

Please provide the brief Picture of Battery… Please give the picture of battery in review

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

full in-depth review is available now? Where should I get that ?

Bridger
6 years ago

Thanks for the insight! My last acer’s fan was a PITA to reach, but this looks much easier.

Maria
Maria
6 years ago

Hi.
Any advice how to close the cover? I have a problem about that. Smth is strange and i could not make the last fisish “click” to close it. There is nothing broke or similar, everything id ok but i could not close (like smth too big inside). Give us some tip about that, please.

Rossen Pandev
6 years ago
Reply to  Maria

Watch out for the ports on the sides. They often stick out a bit more than they should and you can’t close the lid tightly.

Krzysztof Studnik
6 years ago

Thanks for the guide. Those are good news, before I start tinkering with my own (upgrade ram and bigger SSD on m2 slot are in plan).

Peter Schwenck
Peter Schwenck
6 years ago

I have the SSD only version and want to add a 1,5 TB HDD. Do you need an special HDD Kit for mounting it.

George
George
6 years ago

In the future do not spin or reorient the laptop once you start taking photos, it just confuses people. Just like Shushil, above, I can’t figure out where the battery is, either, and THAT’s what brought me to your site. You don’t need to do extensive annotating on the photo’s, but if you did something as simple as putting a mark, ie: I or II, and then refer to them when you are writing your description, it would be extremely helpful. You can at least make Roman numeral type marks if you are using the built-in screen cap program in… Read more »

nimbostratuebo
5 years ago

where is the cmos battery, how to reset the bios password

Trevor
Trevor
4 years ago

Question: Can I upgrade the M.2 SSD to a PCIe NVMe ?

George Dennison
George Dennison
2 years ago

This is the furthest thing from a well designed laptop. This POS has the keyboard heat-welded in place. I have the fsn off, motherboard out, HD, Lan card & battery out. I am looking at a metal skin with plastic tab melted down to keep it in place. This metal skin is the back side of the KB. Besides, you have to split the case to remove the friggin’ battery? Holy Christ this is stupid. I have been building/repairing computers since 1990. I have NEVER seen anything more throw away stupid than this, and it was NOT cheap. Gawd, I… Read more »