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Acer Aspire 3680. How do I get the back off ?

I need to get the back off this to repair the power connector.

I have removed the HDD & DVD drive, but the plastic is still secured around the battery area.

I notice there are two screws, which require the screen to be removed first..
Do I need to remove these and if so, how do I remove the screen ?


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  • Andy Kir Mar 05, 2008

    Thanks for that. Although I am still having problems.

    I have managed to remove the 2 screws where the LCD folds to the base (as mentioned in my first post)

    I haven't removed the keyboard. Can you tell me how to do that please ?


  • Andy Kir Mar 07, 2008

    Sorry. But what is the power cover ?

  • Andy Kir Mar 09, 2008

    excellent. Thanks very much. I managed to get in there in the end ! and then fix the problem. Thanks

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    need to get keyboard off

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    how to replace the keyboard on my acer 3690 ?



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For AS 3680,
Removed screen.
1. Open the door on the back to remove the wireless antena cables.
2. Open the power cover (remove 2 scews on the power cover).
3. removed keyboard.
4, remove 4 scews (silver scews) that make screen attched the the laptop body.
5. that's all you can remove the lcd now.

For opening the body,
1. Removed all screw on the back, include 1 screw (small scew) under hard drive.
2. removed 3 screws under keyboard
3. removed 1 scew on top side (close to power port), this scews held uppercase and lower case.
4. removed lcd lid cable from board (close to power port)
5. now you can separate upperbody from lowerbody.
6. removed 2 scews from motherboard.
7. removed modem cable, speaker cable, mic cable from the back.
8. that's all, you can removed motherboard+power board.

i hope this help you, good luck

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

  • superbbq Mar 06, 2008

    you need to remove the keyboard, because there are 3 screws under keyboard that hold uppercase to lowerbase.

    To remove keyboard, you need to remove the power cover fist.

    after you remove it, you can see 2 screws that hold keyboard.

    remove the keyboard and you can see 3 screws that hold uppercase to lowerbase.

    hope it help

  • superbbq Mar 08, 2008

    Power cover, you know where your power button is,

    that is what i mean, it's long cover. .

    there are 2 screws that hold this cover, it's on the lcd hinges


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I just wanted to say thanks for this info, its exactly what i needed and has enabled me to remove the rubbishy failed keyboard and use a plug in usb one, absolutely fantastic

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Thanks bro, I left out the top scres to make this little laptop more service friently, lol. she's running only puppy linxux for an os, what a fragile piece of cra-pp--ola. LOL.

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