I was able to replace my hard drive in a few minutes!! I took off all of the screws off of the back, but something is still keeping me from removing the back. The best way to find your hinge model is to compare it to a regular sized key hinge A, S, D Key, etc. Then I took off the battery and powered the computer using just the power cord and the computer worked for 3 days and nights stray without turning off. Acer Aspire can handle up to 4GB memory total. I guess it is time to change the fan inside.

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asprie I also had both ports break on my Acer Aspire I guess it is time to change the fan inside. I only ended up removing the hard drive and memory and then putting them back exactly in place.

However, like all laptops, daily use can lead to sticky, lost or broken keyboard keys. Remove the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the computer. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!!!

I started taking apart my Acer Aspire laptop in an attempt to reach the mother board. We strongly advise against using glue or adhesive- the irreversable mess it makes of the keyboard can always be avoided with the right repair parts.


Taking apart Acer Aspire – Inside my laptop

You can support this site. Machina Electronics Over 90, satisfied customers since I updated the BIOS. The buildup of dirt under the keyboard or damaged key clips are the most common issues. With this stupid Acer, you have to take the whole computer apart. Step 3 Proceed to “Shipping Information”.

There is a cone-shaped rubber spring piece under the key that may be missing or damaged, but we include this piece with each replacement key kit. David a Barnes, I wish to replace the memory cards and the hard drive because I have a virus.

Put your finger underneath the top left corner of the key. 55517 problem with my laptop is that it turns off by it self. If USB ports are physically broken, it would be necessary to desolder them from the motherboard and solder new ports.

Taking apart Acer Aspire 5517

If your hinge is exposed, you can use that for comparison. If you appreciate my work and find this information useful, please support this site. My wife has ruined both of them and I was wondering how you can replace them, fix them or add new ports to her laptop.

Remove the power cord from the rear of the laptop. If the keyboard key doesn’t fit your keyboard, afer work with each customer to exchange it for the correct replacement.


It means you can install up to 2GB memory module in each slot. Makes me very happy to find your website still online. Still says plugged but not charging. I have been told that it is risky to try to solder replacement ones on the motherboard because it is easy to fry the board. I use Kaspersky antivirus on my PCs and never have a problem. If the plastic is damaged, you may need to replace the entire keyboard.

Now that I have the hd replaced, I need to disconnect the internal battery…. The Acer Aspireas well as some other Acer laptops, is really a poorly made computer. A year ago I took my acer aspire apart with your help and seems to me I have to do it again.

Also, I would recommend using a good antivirus program after that. Thanks for the VERY useful page. Acer Laptop Keys at Machina Electronics. Carefully lift up the power button cover with a sharp object as it shown on the following picture.