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How to Remove and replace laptop keyboard

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I am looking at the mother board of an Acer aspire one notebook computer. I need to view a diagram of the cmos battery to remove it to resolve a password problem.

the CMOS battery is usually located/accessed by removing the keyboard.

Acer don't seem to want to share that kind on data so here's some stuff which may help, but its for an ASPIRE 3000:-

Before you begin, back up your data and remove the battery. CMOS Bios will be lost but will reset on restart.
  1. Step 1 Open the laptop computer's screen and lay it back as far as it will go. Be careful not to stress the screen and cause any damage, but press it hard if needed.
  2. Step 2 Press a flathead screwdriver under the front of the plastic bar lining the back of the laptop's keyboard. Pry the bar up slightly and hold it with one hand.
  3. Step 3 Pry up the other side of the bar with the flathead screwdriver and fully pull out the bar. Keep its ribbon cord connected and set the bar on the laptop's screen.
  4. Step 4 Remove the two Phillips screws securing the computer's keyboard. Then, slide the keyboard up and out to remove it. Again, do not remove its ribbon cord, and set the keyboard over the laptop's touch pad.
  5. Step 5 Remove the four screws securing the cover plate over the motherboard and remove it as well.
  6. Step 6 Locate the CMOS battery at the bottom right corner of the motherboard.
  7. Step 7 Remove the battery by prying it up gently with the flathead screwdriver. Then, replace the battery with a new one of the exact same specifications.
  8. Step 8 Replace all the parts in the laptop in the reverse order that you removed them. -Battery Replacement

This didn't quite do the job, the Aspire was a bit of a so and so. So here's how I changed it on a 3000:-

Acer Aspire 3000 CMOS battery replacement.
Before going any further, you need to know that Acer have done you no favours, this laptop is especially designed to raise revenue for Acer and other laptop technicians. This is a fiddly task and you could do with 3 hands.

1) The cmos battery is on the motherboard about half way down the left hand side, turn your laptop upside down and you should see a locking screw for the optical drive, its just inboard from that screw under the bottom cover plate.

2) The motherboard on the ACER Aspire 3000 is upside down, so it faces the bottom plate or table it sits on.

3) The battery is a 3v Maxell ML1220 or equivalent. About the size of your little finger nail.


Before dismantling your laptop, disconnect the power supply and remove the battery. Then read these instructions thoroughly, make sure you are happy with what you are going to do.

1) Ensure you've got plenty of work space, a plate/dish for the screws and I like to work on a newspaper so I can swivel it all around without scratching anything.

2) Close the laptop, remove the screws from the 3 hinge covers.Open laptop until flat, gently prise off the top backplate. It includes the hinge covers, buttons etc and continues down as far as the top of the keyboard.

Start at one end gently teasing/prising it upwards until it comes free, there are no connections.

3) Removed the 2 screws holding the keyboard down, lift the keyboard gently and place it upside down on the mouseplate, don't break the ribbon connector.

4) Remove the three remaining screws from under the keyboard, one of these is a second optical drive lock screw. Replace the keyboard in its bed, close the laptop and turn it over.

5) Remove all screws and covers from the bottom plate. Remove HDD and the Optical drive, but leave CPU, RAM and WIFI in place. There are 2 further screws one in the battery well and one in the HDD well,remove those also.

6) Very gently, from the side of the laptop where the DVD drive sits, prise the bottom plate away. It won't come away completely. There's a speaker connector at the front at the other end. Bear in mind you'll probably need the lid open as well.
7) Once you have the bottom plate prised far enought apart, you should be able to see the battery, on the motherboard about half way down just about where the back of the DVD Drive would sit. Its in a white plastic mounting, and should be able to flick it out with your finger nail or a screw driver. It may be a good idea to get a second pair of hands to hold the laptop while you replace the battery.

Remember the negative side of the battery sits in the mounting, Positive side upwards.

8) Re-assemble laptop, reverse order to dismantling.
9) Keep fingers crossed whey you re-boot.

Good Luck.

May 02, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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Replacing CMOS battery - Acer aspire 3000

I must ask why, as usually unless flat & they are rechargeable? why do you want this? Anyway, It is soldered to the motherboard of the laptop. sometimes it is accessible from under a removable flap under the laptop. can be a real pain to get at, is why I ask?

Feb 15, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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How do i remove the cd/dvd drive for my acer3003lc so that a can replace it

You can use the Toshiba Satellite 5205 guide for removing and replacing the DVD/CD-ROM drive or the keyboard. On this model you have to remove the keyboard in order to remove and replace the DVD/CD-ROM drive because the optical drive securing screw is located under the keyboard. Always start laptop disassembly with removing the battery or you can damage the system board if you accidentally touch it with a screwdriver and shorten traces. Removing the keyboard strip is not very difficult, use your fingers to release the plastic latches. If you want to replace the keyboard, do not forget to unlock the connector on the system boar before you pull the cable.

for the acer 3000
1. At the back of the laptop remove the three screws on the support posts for the screen
2. Open the laptop fully and lift the plastic panel that has the power button.
3. Remove the 2 screws holding the keyboard in place
4. Carefully slide the keyboard towards the monitor and lift.
5. To the left of the keyboard ribbon cable is the screw that's been causing all this grief.
6. Remove, slide out optical drive, reassemble.

Jan 03, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3003LCi Notebook

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I need to remove the CD player.

There's only one screw but it's well hidden
1. At the back of the laptop remove the three screws on the support posts for the screen
2. Open the laptop fully and lift the plastic panel that has the power button.
3. Remove the 2 screws holding the keyboard in place
4. Carefully slide the keyboard towards the monitor and lift.
5. To the left of the keyboard ribbon cable is the screw for cd drive
6. Remove, slide out optical drive, reassemble.

any further help let me know

Nov 05, 2009 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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How to disassemble a lenovo 3000 y500

1st pray to god...
open all the screw..on the back side ...
open all cover on the back side
open the keyboard cover its on the upper side of the keyboard
open the keyboard screw
release all the wire from the main board open the upper case
open the screw again...
open the mainbord ...

Sep 24, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Notebook

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Lenovo 300 n200

Most Thinkpads have screws that fix the keyboard to the laptop. the screws are located on the bottom of the laptop and may have a a small keyboard symbol next to these screws.
After you remove the screws you can lift the keyboard off, there will be two ribbon cables which connect to the motherboard, you need to slide the plastic catches back before you can remove the ribbon cables.

Jan 28, 2009 | Lenovo 3000 N200 Notebook

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Dvd rom does not light up and will not eject and definitely will not read discs.


1. On the back of the notebook remove three screws on the support posts for the screen
2. Open the notebook fully and lift the plastic panel that has the power button.
3. Remove the 2 screws holding the keyboard in place
4. Carefully slide the keyboard towards the monitor and lift.
5. To the left of the keyboard ribbon cable is a screw that holds the drive in place.
6. Remove, slide out optical drive, reassemble.
Link to Acer pictures

Hope this helps...

Sep 25, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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Acer aspire 3000

There are 3 screw behind the laptop, on the back of the screen hinges. Remove them then open the laptop, and with your finger nails, lift the power cover closest to the screen, it will then raise and you will be able to remove the keyboard.

Jul 26, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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Acer 3000 series laptop

If you mean that you're manually trying to remove the battery then you will have to remove the keyboard for that. Just did it the other day on a client's notebook of 3000 series. There's one screw holding the dvd drive in place which you will see as soon as you raise the keyboard.

May 14, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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