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#1 Learner87

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:10 AM

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:25 AM

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and its great. No software problems whatsoever yet (knock on wood). I do however have a keyboard problem. One of the keys broke off, I already contacted Acer and they sent me a new one. The only problem is there were no instructions with it and i have no idea how to replace it. :thumbsup:
Can anyone help me out ASAP? Thanks in advance

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:33 AM

I'm not familiar with Acer's, but generally the keys just snap on with firm pressure. Make sure that you remove the remnancts of the broken key before trying to install the new one.
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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:54 AM

oops sorry, i meant they sent me a new keyboard not just a new key. sorry for the confusion :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:12 AM

What model Acer Aspire is it?
The procedure will vary but in short, you remove the bezel, then the keyboard.
The bezel may just snap in and out or have screws, usually somewhere around the screen hinges.
The keyboard itself will typically have 2-4 screws under the bezel holding it in place.
Lift the keyboard out slowly, usually in a tilt manner.
I can give you more specifics if you give me the model #.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 07:17 PM

Thanks so much for helping me. I have an Aspire 3610. Im not sure what you mean by bezel.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 06:35 AM

By bezel I mean the keyboard cover at the top of the notebook. (a.k.a. plastic thingy :thumbsup: )
With the laptop closed, you should see screws (around 3 of them) on the back side (not the bottom) that hold the bezel in place. Remove them. Open the laptop back up to remove the bezel. You'll have to lay the screen back as far as it'll go.
Underneath the bezel you'll clearly see the keyboard hold down screws. Most likely there is only 2.
Remove them and tilt the keyboard out slowly. Disconnect the zif cable, reverse procedure to install the new keyboard.
Before you start, remove the battery. You don't want any power sources attached. :flowers:

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:13 AM

ok there arent any screws on the back, so i have no idea how this thing comes out. I dunno if maybe actually seeing it would help?
https://www.synapsenow.com/synapse/data/711...610_ENG_OLM.pdf

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 06:44 AM

Seeing it does help.
The small silver panel above the keyboard will need to be removed.
From the bottom view in the .pdf doc, it does not appear that there is a holding screw\screws going through.
The panel most likely just pops off. You'll need a small flat blade screwdriver. Be gentle and start at each end first. Once the panel is removed, you should see the keyboard hold down screws at the top of the keyboard.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 06:08 AM

yes! I need help with my Acer laptop! Whenever i press the shift ' key, it doesn't bring up the @ symbol, but the " symbol and when i press the shift 2 key, it doesn't bring up the " symbol, but the @ symbol. This is very annoying, is there a way to fix it? Also, the # key brings up the symbols on the \ key so i can't get a hash symbol on my laptop. Help me! Please e-mail me at xxxxxxxxxxxxx if you have a solution


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Edited by tg1911, 01 November 2006 - 07:46 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2006 - 03:41 AM

...
they sent me a new one. The only problem is there were no instructions with it and i have no idea how to replace it.
...


At Repair4Laptop there are keyboard repair and replacement guides for laptops and notebooks and a dedicated section with
repairing and upgrading tutorials for ACER laptops.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 11:16 AM

Nice link Werner Heuser! Thanks, and welcome to Bleeping Computer!
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Posted 14 November 2006 - 12:32 PM

Thanks so much for your guys help!
It was a success :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 October 2007 - 04:17 PM

I have an Acer Aspire 3050 running WinXP Media Center Edition-SP2. I bought the laptop way back in early February of this year and of course after setting it up I was prompted to back up the system ASAP since the machine came with a preinstalled OS instead of a disk. At that time, I did not have 7CDs or 2DVDs to back up my system with- in fact, I did not even have a chance to get the CDs until a few months ago.

However, when I attempted to use the Acer eRecovery program to back everything up it told me it was missing an essential file from the Registry. It did not however, actually show me which file was missing. In fact, the error message included a giant blank space after "The following file is missing from the Registry:".

I also, at one point, attempted to use the NTI:Backup NOW! program, but after I backed up the first 5 CDs I checked them on another machine and there was no information on them that was actually usable. I have no clue whatsoever what was going on there.

Now it has become vital that I backup my system because I need to take it in for a RAM upgrade before the poor thing stops functioning altogether (and before my college classes start and I need the darn thing). It is my belief that my system is infected in one way or another, but PC-Cillian and Ad-Aware haven't caught anything, I haven't found anything out of the ordinary running, and I don't have enough remaining RAM to run anything else to scan for it. I also don't know anyone who can scan my computer remotely either, so I am left only with the choice to take it in to a professional. Before I do this, I want to know if it's at all possible for me to back up my system in another way?

Afterthought: Acer eRecovery no longer actually runs. I'm not sure if this is because of the lack of RAM or some other reason, but it has now been rendered completely useless (instead of moderately useless).
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