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Needing to replace power jack. I need schematics and how to open unit up without breaking anything.

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The only location to get those diagrams is the manufacturer and they only release them to authorized repair centers. The good news is the dis-assembly is not that difficult if you pay attention. There are several screws to be removes from the bottom and most likely a cover above the keyboard to remove then remove the keyboard screws. Carefully disconnect the ribbon connectors that connect the keyboard and monitor to the motherboard. Remove the hinges and monitor and the various attached devices. The problem you are going to have is the actual removal of the power connector and proper connection. These multilayer boards have connections between the layers that you need to be very careful with. It can be done. You need a solder removing tool, 35w with suction attachment and solder braid and a soldering iron. Use the Suction tool to remove the majority or the Solder then use the Soldering Iron and braid to remove the rest. If you feel any resistance what so ever keep removing the solder. Once the new part is installed through the holes make sure you have solder all the way through or you will miss a connection.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

  • cbwshadowdan Jul 11, 2010

    I have removed the screws that would typically hold the lower case. There seems to be a couple of hidden ones. The power connector seems to be easy to get to, just have to remove the lower shell. There seems to be some kind of hidden screw, latch or something that is holding the front of the case together even with the screws removed. There are no obvious screws on the upper shell, around the keyboard. I really don't want to have to take the laptop in for a $19 plus tax part. I am pretty good at soldering and circuit boards. This is just driving me crazy. The power flickers between A/C and D/C power. I have already replaced the power cord. Help.

  • James Young Jul 11, 2010

    There are screws under where the battery is and sometimes under the different covers that are over the ram and Hard Drive. Aside from the screws the two halves have clips that hold them together. additionally, the motherboard is mounted to the bottom half with screws you can only reach from the top, 1 of which is actually under the CD drive which must be removed before you can remove the motherboard. Having done this repair once before on an ACER I can tell you from experience it is not as easy as it appears. The motherboard must be completely removed. On the Acer I found that there were connections on top, bottom, layer 3 and layer 5. I only found the one on layer 5 because I had to run a by pass because of damage when I was removing the old AC adapter point. I had another computer that developed this problem after my son dropped it and I elected to add an Extension and adapter to plug into instead of replacing the old one. The job was much simpler and while it looks a little strange actually became a better solution. It seems thieves dislike having a laptop with this piece of wire sticking out of it so they leave it alone.

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