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#1 MalwareMutilator

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:47 AM

Hi all,

I have an Acer Aspire 5050-5430 that I would like to give to a friend who doesn't have much money. Problem is that it has a broken DC jack. I have removed EVERY blasted screw that I can find, and I have even scratched on the aluminum foil covering the bottom to find any possible hidden screws. I also removed the battery, the CD, the hard drive, and everything else that could interfere, but I simply cannot get the bottom off to replace the jack.

I realize this is a tough problem to fix without seeing the unit, but perhaps some of you have seen a unit like this before. I've researched this on the web, and a few people have said a “case cracker” may be needed??????? Any thoughts?

Thank you, :thumbup2:

George

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:19 AM

Hi
This is a link to the Acer 5050 service manual. As far as I know it is safe. I would save the PDF to your desktop just for easier reference.
go to the Machine Disassembly and replacement section.

That should help you with your problem.

No case cracker needed. Where they got that I do not know.
Just follow the directions. I also use a empty egg carton as compartments to keep the screws organized.

Good Luck
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

Thank you, Roger,

I'll give it a try and let you know the outcome. :thumbsup:

George

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:04 AM

Just a reminder, Be careful of the connectors they are delicate.

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