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I dropped my laptop. now it doesn't close properly. i think i need to replace the area the holds the LCD to the keyboard. I can't find the name of this part. please assist me. thank you

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It is called hinges or brackets

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Acer Aspire Timeline AS3810T-8737 - No screen display. How can I fix?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115653

Let's diagnose, and see if the problem is the graphics chipset, on the motherboard, the video cable, or inside the Display Assembly itself.

[ Display Assembly is LCD Module for Acer.

LCD Module general description;

1) LCD Panel, (LCD screen),
2) LCD Bezel, (Plastic thin frame in front of LCD screen),
3) LCD Cover, (Top cover of laptop when it is closed, and over the LCD screen),

4) Camera, (Web camera)
5) LED backlighting,
6) LCD Panel Screen Frame
7) LCD Panel Brackets, (2)
8) Left Hinge, and Right Hinge

Orienting you with Acer nomenclature, as I will also be posting a Service Manual, in PDF file form, in a link.

LCD Panel Cable is Video Cable ]

A) Laptop OFF, monitor OFF, attach a VGA monitor to the laptop.
Goes to the VGA connector on the left rear side of the laptop.

This is a basic example of a VGA Cable, and VGA connector,
(On the laptop a VGA connector is known as a VGA port )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

For the external VGA monitor you can use a CRT type, (Looks like a small TV), or a flat LCD screen monitor, if it has a VGA cable.

B) Turn the monitor on. If a CRT type allow it to warm up.
Turn the laptop on.

By default the external VGA monitor should have a display on it.
IF not;

There are at least three display options available;
1) Internal monitor of laptop ONLY
2) Internal monitor of laptop, AND external VGA monitor
3) External VGA monitor ONLY

Press, and hold down on the Fn key. (Fn key is second key over from the left, on the bottom row)
At the SAME TIME tap once on the F5 key.

The F5 key is the Display Toggle-Over key.

Still no? Hold the Fn key down again, and tap once more on the F5 key.

Still no? You have a bad graphics chipset. Usually means motherboard replacement.
{ Unless the graphics chipset is loose, in it's mounting on the motherboard. (Mounting = BGA surface mount)

If so the graphics chipset may be good, and it needs to be reflowed. The solder joints under the chipset need to be re-heated again, so the solder will reflow, and make good solder joints once more }

Good display on external VGA monitor?
Means the video cable is the problem, (LCD Panel Cable), or inside the Display Assembly. (LCD Module)

The video cable connects to the motherboard, under the Keyboard area to the upper left corner, routes up through the left Hinge, and into the Display Assembly, where it connects to the back/bottom of the LCD screen.

Just through normal opening, and closing of the laptop through the years, the video cable's sheath may become pinched, (Left Hinge), and pulled on when the laptop is opened.

Or worn against. Means if the sheath of the cable is pinched, and pulled on, so may the tiny little wires inside the sheath of the video cable. Stretched/Broken.

You have to disassemble the laptop far enough, so that you can remove the video cable, (LCD Panel Cable), and visually inspect it.

ANY signs of damage may mean damage to the tiny wires inside.
Even if no outward visual signs of damage are apparent, it would behoove you to have the video cable checked out.

Have a shop check the wires inside the video cable for continuity.
Make sure there are no breaks in the wires.

It could also just be a loose connection. Connection is loose on the motherboard side, or LCD Panel connection.
It is pretty apparent if the connection is loose on the motherboard side. Just needs to be plugged in tight. When it is plugged in tightly, it looks it.

It is not so apparent on the LCD Panel side. (LCD screen)

Connector is VERY small for one thing. It also doesn't take very much of a loose connection, at the connector. Hard to see. Best method, is to just to physically make sure the video cable is plugged in tightly, to the connector on the LCD screen. (LCD Panel)

Video cable is in good repair, and there were no loose connections?
(You can use the laptop to see, before you put everything back together)

Then the problem is the LCD screen. (LCD Panel)
It uses a series of LED's as a Backlight. They are built into the LCD screen.
There is NO screen Inverter. The LED backlighting does not require a screen Inverter.

Therefore the only method is to just replace the LCD screen.

http://www.screencountry.com/index.php?section=products&model=ASPIRE%203810T-8737%20TIMELINE&brand=Acer&size=

Just an example, no advertising. You may find a better price, from a reputable dealer also.

More information;

Pictorial guide to replacing an LCD Panel, for an Acer Aspire Timeline 3810T Notebook PC,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/replace-broken-screen-acer-aspire-3810t-laptop/

Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

Suggest you buy, and use an ESD wrist strap. Average cost is around $3 to $6. Connect it's alligator clip to a good ground source.
One example,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103245

[ I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer.
You can also set a large metal serving tray on your work table, and connect to it. (Unpainted)
Or a large metal knickknack. (Unpainted ]

Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove. Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
SOME screws look VERY similar to other screws. Advise DO NOT mix them up.

A) In Step 1.
The Screw Covers are made of a synthetic rubber. They have a type of rubber cement on the bottom of them, that holds them to the screw head.
I use a computer pick to remove them. You may have a similar tool, or substitute with your choice.

Just ease up on one bottom edge, and pick up. If you store the screw covers correctly, and remove properly, you can more than likely reuse them again. I just lightly stick them on the LCD Bezel.
(The thin plastic frame in front of the LCD screen)

Then remove all the Philips head screws. The LCD Bezel pops off.
It has locking tabs on the outside edges. The inside edge of the Display Cover has matching locking latches.

Just go to the inside edge of the LCD Bezel, as shown in Step 2, and ease it away from the LCD screen. It flexes. When the top/middle of the bezel is flexed away from the LCD screen, a little, ease a finger under it, and go to one side. Now go to the other side.

Once you start working down one of the sides, the bezel should start to pop off.

[IF you are keeping the LCD screen, and not replacing it, WATCH your fingernails! They will scratch the LCD screen.

Use computer gloves, and/or protect the LCD screen with a thick piece of construction paper. I cut a thick piece of construction paper to fit the inner opening of the LCD Bezel ]

B) You have to remove the Keyboard to remove the Upper Cover. You have to remove the Upper Cover, to access the video cable's motherboard connector.

The Keyboard Cable stays attached to the Keyboard. It removes from the motherboard connector.
The Keyboard Cable is a FFC. Flat Flex Cable. It has NO connector on the end.

The motherboard connector that the Keyboard Cable attaches to, is a ZIF connector. Zero Insertion Force.
It is made of two pieces, but DOES NOT come completely apart, in order to remove the Keyboard Cable.

There is a larger rectangular piece on the bottom. This is the BODY.
There is a smaller rectangular piece that goes across the top. This is the LOCKING BAR.

The Locking Bar moves away from the Body. Slid up towards the LCD screen.
It ONLY moves about 1mm to 2mm. That is a little larger than 1/32nd of an Inch, to 1/16th of an Inch.

IF, the Locking Bar comes off of the Body, it is broken.
If it is broken you are looking at -> motherboard replacement.
This is why I am being so detailed.

Pictorial guide using an Acer Aspire 4810TZG,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/disassemble-aspire-4810t-4810tz-4810tzg-4410-laptop/

In Step 16 you see the two brown tabs, of the brown Locking Bar.
One on the Left, one on the Right. These little tabs are all you see.

In Step 17 you see the Locking Bar moved up away, from the Body.
Now the FFC (Keyboard Cable) can be gently pulled out.
NOTE the direction it is installed. HAS to go back in the same direction. Twisted Keyboard Cable, or not.

[Flat contact pins in Keyboard Cable, MUST realign with the SAME contacts, in the motherboard's connector, as it was originally installed from the factory ]

Steps 12 through 14 show you more on removing the Keyboard.
The latches you need to depress, where they are, and how it's done.

Also shows rolling the Keyboard over, so that the Keyboard Cable can be disconnected. (Have to disconnect cable before you can remove the Keyboard, 'natch )

Also watch lifting the Keyboard straight up. There are tabs on the side if the Keyboard towards you, and they can be broken off. Lift the Keyboard at an angle, gently move towards the LCD screen, then lift straight up, and roll over on the Upper Cover.

Link to free Service Manual,

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

On this page drop down to the 'paragraph' that starts with Aspire 1200. (1200 in blue)
Go down to the 4th line, and left-click on -> 3810T

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name (3810T) it may take up to 30 seconds, before the first page comes up.

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

Jul 04, 2012 | Acer Aspire Computers & Internet

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HOW TO REMOVE ACER ASPIRE 5710G KEYBOARD


These are the things you will need for this task.............
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1 x small philips screw driver,
1 x flat blade screw driver or you can use your finger nails
Clear a flat table or work space,to do the job on.
About 10 min to spare time to complete the job,

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FIRST remove AC power pack & battery.
Then turn the laptop upside down & remove x 3 small M2.5x4 screws
Now turn the laptop upright,with your LCD uppermost.
Now use your finger nails or a flat blade screw driver,
To lift and separate the edges of your POWER ON button cover from the base,(I prefer nails because they leave NO scratch marks behind),
Working all the way around from the hinges to the sides eventually ending up by your keyboard,

Lift and remove the cover from that area now exposing the underside of the POWER button and the Speakers will be visible now too.

Now place your finger nails underneath keyboard edge,
Around the center of the keyboard where the power area is,
Gently lift and flex the keyboard so it bows in the middle ,
Now side keyboard one way to the side,left or right,
releasing the little finger that holds the keyboard onto the base of the laptop,
Slide the keyboard in the opposite direction to now free the keyboard,
Lie the keyboard flat on its keys so you can unplug the ribbon now.
You have now successfully removed your keyboard.Congradulations.

Hope this helps,I was going to take photos but i dont think its needed.

Cheers and thanks for reading,Hope this helps everyone,MISTERDJ

on Apr 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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The keyboard doesnt work properly. when i type it moves around the screen and randomly closes things down


it seems that any key is stuck in the key board, if you can open it & clean the membrain it may fix the problem or you can replace the key board.

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How to replace keyboard dell 1558


Relativily easy, Pry out the black bezel that surrond that keyboard pad. Open the Lcd screen all the way, slide your finger between the gap where the dell logo on the screen and the front of the bezel on the laptop. There is a slight gap there and you want to tryint to power that open. Then slowly pry and pop the connection around the bezel until the bezel come off. You will see 3 screws that hold the keyboard that located on top of the keyboard, unscrew those and then slowly lift the keyboard up from top to bottom. There is a cable connection under the keypad and you want to disconnect this cable by lifting the flap that hold the end of the cable on the mothboard. Then after that, take your keyboard out and replace with the new one and install the cable and close the flap, Installation is the reversal. Hope this help. there are also youtube video of this if you want a visual of it, maybe not the same model but close.

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How to open Laptop LCD


  • Shut down the laptop. Disconnect the power cable, close the LCD screen, and place it face down Push down on the battery, and slide it to the left & Lift it out of its compartment,
  • Grip the black tab from the hard drive. Slide the hard drive to the left and up, Remove the three screws from the top edge of the laptop on the bottom casing. Flip the laptop over, and open the LCD. Press down the "Insert" key, and then insert a flat-head r into the right side of the button panel between the keyboard and LCD screen. Pry up the button panel. Do not remove it from the laptop completely.
  • Remove the four screws from behind the top row of keyboard keys. Lift the keyboard out, Disconnect it
  • Close the LCD, and place the laptop face down. Remove the screws securing the RAM and wifi card cover. Disconnect the two antenna cables from the card. Remove the single screws,
  • Place the laptop face up, and open the LCD. Locate the LCD cable from the left side,. Disconnect the cable from the motherboard.
  • Remove the two screws from each LCD hinge. Lift the LCD screen panel off of the laptop,.
  • Remove the remaining 11 screws.
  • Locate the track pad ZIF cable above the track pad area & Disconnect
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    Several keys on my Acer Aspire 3680 (P, Q, TAB, etc.) have stoped working. What is wrong, and how can i fix it?


    you can check ebay for a new or used working keyboard and replace it yourself. most keyboards are easy to replace. MIght be some screws on the bottom holding the keyboard to the laptop or the up area of next to the LCD will pop off and there will be screws under that to allow you to replace the keyboard. just be careful with the ribbon connection on the motherboard some of these are thin and easy to break.

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    My laptop turns on, but there's nothing on the screen.It's black.


    It will either be your motherboard or LCD. The first thing you want to do it hookup an external monitor to your laptop and then power it on. If you get normal video on your external monitor then it is an issue with your LCD that can either be the cable that connects the LCD to the mother board or the LCD itself.

    If you get no video at all on the laptop or the 2nd monitor then it is a problem with your motherboard and you will need to have that replaced. Be sure to test for video on the 2nd monitor with the laptop closed and then opened. Also, make sure you press the function keys on the keyboard to switch displays. It would be no fun to think the mother board was bad when it was really the LCD and you just forgot to enable the external port :)

    Good luck!

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    OK this is sorta ez and hard. Before you start unplug and take out battery. Ok on most laptops on the top part of the keyboard area is space where there are buttons for volume/power/etc. That piece comes off by using a tiny screw driver. Look for a little dip in the plastic it unsnaps there by popping it up. once this is off you remove the keyboard by removing either the 2 or 3 screws that hold it down. Now dont yank the keyboard out since there is data cable you need to pull out. By holding the keyboard in 45 degree you can pull the data plug from its socket. Now you have the keyboard out and from there u can see that there is a cable that runs to your lcd. Unplug it. That was the worst part of the ordeal. Now close your LCD and turn the lappy over and directyl under the lcd hinge under the laptop should be a tiny bolt holding the hinge down. Remove those and then open the laptop up at and try to pull the LCD out if it still dont come out then there are 2 more screws on each hinge u need to remove. Now it should come off. VIola its done now just put back the new one in same fashion. First hinges

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    Open your laptop case(Not LCD case) & see the mechanical portion is damaged. IF possible change this parts by byeing secondhand parts from scrap area/ put some synthetic(Do not use petrolium gum) gum & plastic & finish it properly. I think IF you can make it properly it could solve your problem.

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