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Acer Aspire 5100 Motherboard Replacement

Replace motherboard in an Acer Aspire 5100.

  • Auteur: Brad Rollinson
  • Durée estimée : 30 - 40 minutes
  • Difficulté: Difficile

Replace motherboard in an Acer Aspire 5100.

Sections

Étape 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

Locate and remove the screws on the motherboard.

Étape 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Locate and remove the screws on the motherboard.

  • There is normally only one remaining screw holding the board. Bottom right (sometimes under tape).

  • All the other screw holes except screws holding the base cover on and are kept empty.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Flip the laptop upside down.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Flip the laptop upside down.

  • Locate the heat sink, which is the copper "L" shaped component, and unscrew the four screws that connect it to the motherboard.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Find the VGA connector located next to the USB ports.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Find the VGA connector located next to the USB ports.

  • Push out the back of the casing by the VGA connector to be able to get the motherboard out.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Lift up and remove the motherboard from the laptop casing. Remove the USB add-on card to use it with the new motherboard.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Lift up and remove the motherboard from the laptop casing.

  • Remove the USB add-on card to use it with the new motherboard.

  • To remove, grab on the sides and lift upward.