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Can I use laptop if I remove the broken screen and just use the keyboard and hook it up to a monitor and it still work
If it has a video output option (like a VGA port you typically see on desktop computers) then yes, you can simply use an external monitor.
However I advise against removing the broken screen unless you plan on replacing it as it will leave certain cables/components exposed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1. you need to remove the power cover (if you see the power button, that what i mean).
2. after you remove that cover, you will see 2 screw that hold the keyboard. Remove both screws.
3. Remove keyboard and replace it with new keyboard.
Posted on May 08, 2008
I don't have the diagram but i can give you direction.
1. remove the power cover first (where power button is), it might have 3 screw that hold, if there is 3 screw on the power cover, remove it first.
2. after your removed the power cover, you can see the screw that hold keyboard. remove that screw and you can remove the keyboard.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
yes you can plug an external monitor to the laptop, the screen switch keyboard toggle is hold down Fn and is should one other the F keys with a monitor icon on it, just press that to activate the external monitor
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Posted on Feb 11, 2009
For the Acer Aspire 5520 I'm working on, (Acer Aspire 5520-5156, mode nol: ICW50)
Remove the three black screws under the battery, not the silver screws.
VERY carefuly pry off the power button cover. It will make 'snapping' sounds and if you where gentle nothing will be broken.
The keyboard has no screws holding it and can be slid toward the screen and very gently pryed out, taking care not to tear the ribbon cable, as mentioned before.
When the keyboard is out the cable can be released by gently pulling the cable lock on the header toward the cable, the thin (black in this case, it's usualy a different color than the white connector) plastic part of the connector I just use my fingernails, one index finger on each end slowly pulling till it releases.
Pull the cable out using the pull tab. You can just pull the flat cable out with the pull tab without releasing the calbe lock but you stil need to release the cable lock to properly put in the new cable, then push the cable lock back tight to the connector.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
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