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New fan starts and stops on a rebuilt Aspire 5000

I have just rebuilt a well damaged Aspire 5000 (ZL5) laptop. I replaced the top case half (broken frame) and a fan that flew apart and ripped through it's casing. I've run it and it works fine accept that it overheats. The new fan begins to run then shuts down, over and over. It doesn't even reach full RPM. Any ideas?

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Maybe its set from bios to start at a certain temp ...get bios settings to optimal default ...

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Removing cd rom


The optical (CD) drive on your Acer laptop connects to the side of the device and is accessed via the underside of the computer.
If you are having problems with the optical drive on your laptop you should address it as soon as possible, and one thing you may need to do is remove it.
The good news is that even if you aren't particularly tech savvy, you'll find that the process of removing and replacing your optical drive is relatively easy.
Turn your Acer off and remove any power cables that may be attached to the side of the unit. Turn your Acer upside down.
Slide the battery out of its compartment on the underside of the computer.

Locate the circular optical drive retaining screw on the underside of your laptop.
It is located just above the square WiFi compartment in the middle of the computer.

Use your Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw and set it aside.
Grip the optical drive by its edge on the side of the computer and gently pull to remove it from the computer.
Slide a new optical drive into the computer, making sure the disk opening is facing out of the laptop.
Replace the optical drive screw.

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http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-hard-drive-dvd-drive-acer-aspire-3610-laptop/
Replace the CD Drive on an Acer Aspire 5000
The CD drive of the Acer Aspire 5000 is designed like most other laptop optical drives.
The CD drive is on the right-hand side of the computer and is attached with screws from the back of the case.
All you need to complete the task is a screwdriver.
To avoid electric shock or damage to the laptop, always ground your tools by touching them against a metal object like a table leg before using them on the computer.

Turn the Acer Aspire 5000 laptop off.
Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Remove the power cord from the power supply in the side of the laptop.
Flip the laptop over so you are looking at the bottom of the case.
Slide the battery pack off the top of the case.
You'll see the CD drive on the left-hand side of the laptop when you are looking at the bottom of the case.

Unfasten the screws that are holding the CD drive onto the laptop with a screwdriver. Slide the drive out of the case.
Slide the new CD drive into the case and secure it with the screws.
Place the battery pack in the laptop and turn the computer back over so it is sitting on its base. Plug the power cord into the power supply in the side of the laptop.
Plug the other end of the cord into the electrical outlet.
http://www.batterystyle.com/acer-aspire-5000-drive-p-307461.html

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HOW TO GET THE BACK OFF


Break it off..........

In order to take the Base Enclosure (Bottom Cover) off, you would have to break it off.

The Acer Aspire 5000 series of Notebook PC's, disassembles from the Top down. When you are done you are looking at an empty Base Enclosure,

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You have to;
Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.
Remove the Harddrive Compartment Cover, Harddrive, Memory Compartment Cover, Ram Memory, Wireless Module, Wireless Antenna wires out of laptop body, Optical Disk Drive, (DVD drive), Display Assembly, (LCD Module), Keyboard Cover, Keyboard, Palm Rest Cover, Motherboard, and so on..........

Then you have the Base Enclosure. (Bottom Cover)

WEAR an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source.

Acer Aspire 5000 series of Notebook PC > Service Manual (Free),

http://www.tim.id.au/blog/tims-laptop-service-manuals/#toc-acer

Go to the paragraph that starts with Aspire 1200. (1200 in Blue)
Drop down to the 6th line (4920G), scroll across; and click on the blue -> 5000

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

May 02, 2013 | Acer Aspire 5000 Notebook

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How to remove cd/dvd drive on a acer aspire 5003WMLi


Turn the laptop over, on the bottom you will find a screw about 5-6 inches in from the cd-rom drive. The screw will have a little symbol of a CD next to it. If you remove this screw the cd-rom drive should slide right out. Be sure to do this with the laptop turned off, unplugged and with the battery removed.

Sep 19, 2012 | Acer Aspire 5002 Wlci Zl5 - 5000 Series...

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I have a Acer laptop 5000 series, Model.ZL5. It has a 80GB hard drive fitted. Is there a limit to how big a hard drive i can upgrade to?


This laptop supports Parallel connection for hard drive. Most PATA or Parallel ATA hard drives can only support up to 320Gb. There are some PATA hard drives up to 500gb. To answer your question, there is no problem on how huge the size of the hard drive. Just make sure you get a PATA hard drive. :)

~jash

Sep 02, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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I have an Acer Aspire 5000 series Model ZL5 and a CD is jammed in the CD rom drive. How do I remove it?


Take the end of a paper clip and gently insert it in the small hole on the CD tray. It will open and release.

Dec 04, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Cannot reload original software


I am sure that you can order replacement recovery disks from Acer. If that fails, you can load any retail version of Windows XP, and go to this site to download and install all of the appropriate drivers.

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/portal20.cfm?website=AcerPanAm.com&siteid=7117&areaid=2&formid=3394#results

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Mar 15, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5000 Notebook

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Aspire 3000 fan not working


As the notebook is a old one.Its better to replace the fan

Jan 09, 2009 | Acer Aspire 1522LMi-XPP PC Notebook

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My Acer Aspire 5000 won't turn on. I hit the power button, the light turns on for half a second then blinks off again. The HD doesnt start, neither does the fan and the screen never coms on. The battery is...


Hi,
sounds as if the laptops in hibernation or sleep mode.
Try refering to the user manual regarding the mentioned points.
also try alternating the memory from slot to slot, 1 faulty slot or ram module, will cause the computer not to boot.
Finally, if this is a model that has a ribbon-cable from power switch, to motherboard. ensure it,s inserted correctly/square et,c.

Hope this helps, thankyou for using Fixya.

mike @ Compurepair.

Nov 26, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5000 Notebook

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Broken connection on power jack


for Aspire 5100
follow this step.
from backside
1. remove battery
2. remove hard drive cover and hard drive
3. remove the thermal cover, remove wireless card and antena cable.

frontside.
1. remove the power button cover.
2. remove keyboard.
3. remove lcd cable, wireless antena.
4. remove the lcd screw (2 long screw and 2 short screw)
5. remove the lcd screw from the back side (2 short screw).
now the lcd is separated from laptop body.

from backside again,
1. remove fan, there are 2 screw that hold the fan
2. remove heatsink (4 very short screw)
3. remove all screws from backside, there is 1 screw hidden "under" heatsink. it's short scew (longer than heatsink screw).

from frontside, remove 2 screw on top part of the laptop body.
and than you can remove the uppercase now.

after you remove the uppercase, remove 2 screw that hold modem, and remove 1 screw (very short) on bottom part, it's close to touchpad button. remove power switch board and modem and then remove the speaker cable and mic cable.
that's all you can take out the motherboard.

note: just remember to use the correct screw when you put it back.

i hope this will help.

Feb 26, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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