Memory card slot broken with damage to pins Acer Aspire 2920
Memory card reader developed a fault so I sent the laptop back to Acer for a warranty repair.
On inspection they observed some of the internal pins of the card reader had become bent, so they refused to repair it under waranty. They recon a new mother board would be needed - a cost to me of £185
It's only 6 months old.I am adamant that I have never misused the card slot. Has anyone else had a similar prolem with a laptop card reader, and crucually can you advise if itwasor should be covered by warranty
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Re: Memory card slot broken with damage to pins Acer...
Hi there I'm a PC technician and i have come across this problem before with built in card readers and i can usually fix the problem myself. It sounds like Acer are just trying to swindle more money from you. Warranty is supposed to cover hardware up to a year and should be their responsibility to repair. Can you tell me just what they said to you?
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Detach the memory card out of its slot, and re-insert again. If there is any contact trouble with memory card's slot with card, this type of fault can occur. If you wish to get more details about how to take out memory card out of its slot, and how to re- insert it, check the site linked here. It has disassembly illustrations to Acer Aspire. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/ Pull up previous posts there, either by type
in the model name to your set in its search box, or view it in Timeslide
Remove the access cover on the bottom of the case that houses the heatsink, wireless card and RAM memory. No components have to be removed to remove the cd drive. Now look at the cd bezel and then back toward where the RAM memory is installed in thier slots. There is a screw marked by a circle with what looks like a wedge taken out. This is the holding screw for the cd player. Once you remove this screw, there is agap next to the screw hole that you can stick the screwdriver in and push the cd player part way out of the case. Once you do that, grip the front of the drive and pull it free of the case. Refer to page 60 of the service manual I have included the link for below. Make sure you have a PDF file reader like Adobe or Fox-It Reader.
Ckeck if your adaptor has power on the connector to laptop.
Might be damaged power cord (to and from the adaptor) or broken adaptor.
While there was power in the battery, it was running, but not charging.
Now the battery is emty and can't be charged because of broken adaptor/cables.
If you find there is no power from the adaptor, bepair it or buy a new one.
Do not try to repair the adaptor by yourself if you are not a technician, it is DANGEROUS ! Either give it to a qualified servicer, or betteer, buy a new one.
Your computer doesn't support compact flash cards. Your SD slot is a 5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick® (MS), Memory Stick PRO? (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card? (xD). The big slot is for PCMCIA devices.