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Broken connection on power jack

I could resolder the bad connections if I could get this acer zl5 apart. can you help me?

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  • rftrap Mar 01, 2008

    Thanks so much for the info. It did help us get the laptop apart. We got the power jack fixed but the laptop still wouldn't come on. It does have a flashing light on the front of the unit thats all. any other ideas? Thanks Steve

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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.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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