Question Installing a shorter SSD without matching screw location

Jul 25, 2019
Hey everyone,

I'm new here, if this is the wrong place/format for the question I apologise.

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G series, which came with a 256GB NVMe m.2 SSD. Recently I came into possession of a 512GB SSD and would like to replace the old one with it. However, the existing SSD is 8cm long, while the new one is 4.5cm. And unfortunately, the laptop mainboard only has a screw hole 8cm away.

Is there anything else I can do to fix the new SSD in position, or is there a way to extend its length to match the screw hole location? It would be a shame not to be able to use it just for that reason.

Here are a few photos to illustrate the situation (I was unable to embed for some reason, possibly because my account is new):

As you can see there is a hole about 5cm away, but it's not a screw hole and too far away regardless.

Thank you for your help.
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