I'm trying to remove the broken LCD screen from an Acer all-in-one z1620. Other than the screws that hold the motherboard to the frame - what else is holding the motherboard in place? Am I trying to remove too many components or too few?
Found a helpful manual at http://www.manualslib.com/manual/232908/Acer-Aspire-Z1620.html?page=108#manual but it looks like I need to disassemble everything to get the motherboard out. There are 2 screws under the motherboard that I have to remove to get to the LCD.
The manual indicates that I must remove: Vesa mount, EMI top bracket, Thermal Module, CPU, WLAN, DIMM's, KTS Battery, Mainboard, a multitude of cables, speaker wires, and finally the Mainframe to get to the LCD. Is it necessary to remove DIMM's - I don't understand how they would prevent the motherboard from sliding out? Pulled them, but I don't know why. I've removed many of the listed components - but so far the motherboard is not budging. It is supposed to SLIDE towards the top of the pc and pull out.
Is there a trick to this? I'm getting nervous and do not want to crack anything in the case. Cannot find any video dealing with Acer all-in-ones. Would also appreciate guidance in trying to locate a new LCD screen - if I ever get this broken one removed.
Thanks for your help,