Acer Laptop Repair

Acer Swift 3 SF314-42 Disassembly (RAM, M.2 SSD upgrade options)

First, use a screwdriver to remove all the screws that secure the bottom cover, and then remove the bottom cover.
It is worth noting that many Acer notebooks have a power-off switch on the bottom cover. When the Windows crashes and needs to be physically powered off and shut down, use the card pin to insert it into the small hole in the upper right corner.
Remove bottom cover

After removing the bottom cover, let’s take a look at the internal structure of Acer Swift 3 SF314-42. It is equipped with a Ryzen 7 4700U processor. Its cooling system has only one copper tube and one fan. Due to conservative performance settings and an 18W power wall, this cooling module is sufficient to meet the needs of heat dissipation.
Internal structure

Its battery capacity is 48Wh, which is an entry-level level among thin and light notebooks. However, due to the conservative performance settings of the Acer Swift 3 SF314-42, the battery life is amazing and can easily reach more than 10 hours.

This is an Intel AX200NGW wireless network card, it supports Wi-Fi 6 network and can achieve a connection speed of 2.5Gbps at 5GHz 160MHz. Below this white sticker is the memory module, which is soldered directly to the motherboard and has no extra memory slots, so the notebook’s memory is not upgradeable.
memory module

In the upper left corner of this picture is the power-off button previously seen on the bottom cover.

It is equipped with a Samsung PM991 1TB M.2 SSD that supports the NVMe protocol. In AS SSD Benchmark, the continuous read speed is 1924 MB/s, the continuous write speed is 1528 MB/s, and the random read and write speeds are 24.72. MB/s, 118.78 MB/s.

In CrystalDiskMark, the measured continuous read and write speeds were 2312 MB/s and 1551 MB/s, and the random read and write speeds were 29.84 MB/s and 100.4 MB/s.

David Tian

David is the editor @ MyFixGuide. He loves technology, especially good at laptops and mobile phones. In his free time, he loves to take apart the latest mobile phones and laptops.


  1. Hello David,
    I unfortunately spilled a mug of coffee over my Acer Swift laptop and it stopped working. I disassembled it and dried out all the parts. on reassembly I find my self with a metal bracket No. 4 and I cannot figure out where it goes. The laptop is however powering up and running. can you help with this.
    The tutorial is excellent.

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