How To: SSD Replacement - V3 Live Units


This outlines the process for replacing an SSD in the V3 Live Unit (also known as the head unit). If you are replacing the SSD for a V4 Live Unit, please see the step-by-step here.

Tools Needed

  • Cloth for wiping down SSD

Parts Needed

  • SSD Replacement Kit

Safety Rules

Before operating or working with an LVT Live Unit, consult LiveView’s safety guidelines. Failure to completely understand proper safety procedures when dealing with a LiveUnit may result in improper use which increases the likelihood of accidents.  To review LVT’s safety guidelines online or to print, please go here:

LVT Safety Guidelines

Note: V3 Head Units can take T5, T7, or M-Factor SSDs (see chart below). 


The following is shown with a T5 SSD. 

  1. Power head unit down.
  2. Unplug old SSD and gently pull it off the Velcro strip. Set it aside. 
  3. Ensure the new SSD has the same storage size as the one being replaced.
  4. Wipe off new SSD to ensure strong adhesion to Velcro strip.
  5. Remove adhesive backing from “hook” side of Velcro adhesive strip (see below), and attach it to the new SSD.

6. Plug in new SSD; make sure plug is secure. 

7. Gently attach the SSD to the “loop” Velcro strip, located either on the cradle or the top of the inside of the Live Unit.