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I believe the cooling fan on my Acer 3050 laptop has stopped working. How can I remove my keyboard to replace it?

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This may be of some help. the 3050 manual is not available as a download, but you may be able to get an idea from the closest one.

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This is a manual for acer you might get an idea about how hard it is.
God Bless Greg

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My Accer Aspire 9304WSMi has begun to crash quite often. The screen randomly blanks out and if sound was playing it is turned off. The keyboard still apears to be alive as the power button is on and other...

During the three years you've owned this laptop, has the cooling system been cleaned out?

When the cooling system is dirty, the cooling capacity drops tremendously.
Once the Processor overheats it is turned off. (BIOS turns it off)

The Air Intake Duct is on the bottom of the laptop. A prime area for ingesting all kinds of foreign materials.
Dust, dirt, hair, food crumbs, carpet deodorizer, etc.

AC adapter (Charger) removed, Battery removed, a can of compressed air for computers may help alleviate the problem. (There is a CORRECT procedure for doing this. Please ask before you attempt it. Post in a Comment. Believe upper right of your page)

Problem is, that the above mentioned foreign materials, may have congested in an area inside the laptop, that only a tech can remove.

The laptop is opened up so the tech can physically use a soft brush, Q-tips, pick, and a can of compressed air, to remove the packed 'crud'.

The following is just for edification purposes, and not an invite to do the procedure yourself. However, if you feel inclined, I will guide you the best that I can over the internet, in this forum.

I would like you to download the Service Manual, for the Acer Aspire 9300 Series of laptops. (FREE)

On this page scroll down to the heading - Acer, subheading Acer Aspire.
The second Aspire heading down that starts with
Aspire 1200, 1300, 1310, etc.

Go to the 8th line down, and scroll over to - 9300
Left-click on 9300.

This is a PDF file. It may take up to 30 seconds before you see the first page. (Took 12 seconds before I saw the first page just now)
Let the file fully download before looking through it.
(An additional 28 seconds for me)

File should download to your My Documents folder. (WinXP - Start>My Documents. Documents for Vista)
It may go to a subfolder of My Documents. Downloads.
Or it may go directly to your desktop screen.
Depends on where you have your downloads, set to download to

Double-click on the file name. (Aspire 9300 7000 Travelmate 7510.pdf)

Base view (Bottom of the laptop) is shown on Page 17. Shows the Air Intake Duct. (Number 2 -Cooling Fan)

Page 78 shows the System Fan, (Cooling fan), and it's surrounding shroud.

Inside that plastic shroud is where the foreign materials collect, and a can of compressed air from the outside of the laptop, may not be able to dislodge it.

It could be also that the Thermal paste has dried up.
Processors run pretty warm, but an AMD processor runs Real warm. (Actually could be considered Hot)
The heat can eventually dry up the Thermal paste.

In-between the top of the Processor's case, and the bottom of the Heatsink, thermal paste (compound) is used.

The top of a Processor's case, and the bottom of a Heatsink are not perfectly smooth.
A microscopic view will reveal 'Pits, Hills, and Valleys'.

These create air pockets.
Air is an Insulator, and not a Conductor.
The Heatsink conducts heat away from the Processor. (And the fan's air flow takes heat away from the Heatsink)

Thermal paste is used to fill these voids.

(The Heatsink Module is shown on Paqe 80 in the top photo. The top of the Processor's case is also shown on Page 80, in the two bottom photos)

The top of the Processor's case, and the bottom of the Heatsink, should be THOROUGHLY cleaned, and new, fresh thermal paste used.

It is also a good suggestion to use some form of cooling pad underneath the laptop. Most use fans, and are either Battery powered, or powered by plugging into one of the laptop's USB ports.

Some examples,

Barring that cleaning the laptop's cooling system, and replacing the thermal paste does not cure the problem, then I suggest there is a problem with the GPU.

Graphics Processing Unit.
For the Acer Aspire 9300 Series of laptop's, the GPU is Integrated.
Soldered directly to the motherboard.


A GPU is an Integrated Circuit. Slang term for I.C., or Integrated Circuit is 'Chip', or 'Chipset'.

At the bottom of the chip are contact pins. These pins fit into a special socket on the motherboard.

(Just one type of surface mount socket that may be used, )

On some laptops there has been an occurring problem, where the GPU has become hot, and lifted up out of it's socket. The solder joints melted enough to let the GPU lift up.
Lets the contact pins come up out of the socket.

This problem has to be fixed by a pro.
(A REAL pro, and not Geeks Are Us 'techs', if you catch my drift. They'll just want to replace the entire motherboard. 'Parts Changers')

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Acer m5640 windows vista premium home won't boot, no screen image, mouse and keyboard won't light up when connected via usb, cursor frozen on screen when last "working," fan and hard drive appear to be...

Check the processor on the machine first: is it seated properly, is the cooling fan turning on it. Next, reseat all of the memory modules in the case. Finally, test the keyboard and mouse and confirm they work; try a different keyboard and mouse on the machine. Listen for any unusual noises in the case (any noises that sound out of the ordinary), try running the machine with the side panel off if possible.

Jul 05, 2009 | Acer Aspire m5640 PC Desktop

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Laptop power is on but no display, doesnt boot

Make sure whether ur display button is on.This button appears on the top of the laptop.

Jan 31, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My Acer aspire 7720g laptop frequently freezes (screen and keyboard) requiring a reboot to sort

restore your laptop to some previous date where its working fine, also check does the cooling fan of laptop are working or not

Oct 31, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have a acer travelmate 290 and when i push the power button he start and right after this the processor stop (wont boot) and the light of the cd at the top of keyboard stay open please help me...

It could be many reasons. But worst one could be CPU fan failure. If your CPU fan is not working properly then your computer wont boot but most imp thing is, it could damage your processor coz of overheating.
Another reason may be faulty ram, motheboard problem, hardware failure etc.
so cant say for sure but make sure ur fan is cooling ur processor.
Hope it helps
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Sep 26, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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I have an HP Pavilion dv2000, it has always worked fine until around April 2008 it started making this whirring noise. It is on and off. Recently I removed the bad battery (went almost dead in about 30...

if it shuts down on it's one.. very like may be the cooling fan on top o fthe processor causing it to overheat... you may want to have that serviced by trained technitians as working on inside a laptop cd and replacing a fan is more critical than replacing a hdd, battery or upgrading/installing memory on your laptop.

Sep 21, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Hi. I spilled coffee on keyboard ACER 9410 laptop. Now a couple of the keys do not work and screen jumps when I hit some keys on right side of keyboard. Can I replace the keyboard to fix the problem and...

I did the same thing. Here's what I did:
Took whole thing apart. Cleaned any coffee with q-tips dipped in water / paper towels. Removed the keyboard. Ran it through the dishwasher with no soap in it and heated dryer off of course.
I let it dry for a day and was bummed that now the whole keyboard stopped working. Well then 4 days later to my surprise / delight.. the whole thing started working again. New keyboards on ebay were also very reasonable. But mine still works perfectly after the dishwasher cleaning.

Sep 11, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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There may be a two things to stop the fan

frist things, it will be fault in the fan or there is no play on its axis.
second one is any wire touch the fan and its stop the running the fan.
please check it. after that you can change the fan

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