Friday, April 29, 2016

Acer Aspire One ZG5 – How to replace the ram – How to remove the case – Laptop repair and service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the keyboard 
  • How to remove the top cases
  • How to remove the RAM  

Acer Aspire One ZG5

Turn the netbook upside down with the battery at the top, away from you.
Unlock the battery by sliding the switch located near the left hinge to the left "unlocked" position.
Slide the latch located on the opposite hinge from the lock while pushing the battery up. Gently loosen the two Phillips #0 screws in the small panel that covers the wireless card. These screws are built into the panel and aren't meant to be completely removed.
Lift up the panel and remove it from the case. Disconnect the two antenna cables from the left side of the wireless card.
Remove the single 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screw from the bottom left of the wireless card. Gently lift up the left side of the wireless card and slide the card out of its socket.
Turn the netbook over and open the display so that the keyboard is facing you.
There are three tabs located on the top of the keyboard. Start with the spudger pointing towards the display and pry up to push each tab off the keyboard. As you move to the next tab, ensure the previous tab doesn't reset itself.
Lift top of keyboard up. If it doesn't lift easily, there may be tabs on the sides - use the tool to ease them aside and/or shift the keyboard from side to side.
There is a short ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the netbook.
Disconnect the ribbon by lifting the black plastic hinge and removing the clear blue cable.
Close the display and turn the ZG5 over so that the battery compartment faces away from you.
Remove three 5.8 mm Phillips #0 screws from the bottom of the case Remove three 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screws from the battery compartment. Remove two 5.8 mm Phillips #0 screws from underneath the feet near the hinges.
Turn the netbook back over and open the display with the keyboard cavity facing you.
Flip up the retaining flap on the trackpad ribbon cable ZIF connector. Using the blue tab, pull the trackpad ribbon cable from its socket on the motherboard.
Remove the five black 4.7 mm Phillips #0 screws from the metal casing. Remove the single silver 4.3 mm Phillips #00 screw from the right side of the metal casing.
Starting at the red rings along the hinge, insert a spudger or plastic opening tool into the seam between the two halves of the case. Slide the spudger toward the front of the device, releasing the small clips that hold down the top case. Gently lift off the top case.
Disconnect the two antenna cables from the right side of the wireless card.
Remove the single 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screw from the wireless card.
Gently pull the wireless card to the right and slide it out of its socket.
Disconnect the display cable from the top left of the motherboard.
Disconnect the speaker cable from its socket on the motherboard.
Remove three 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screws from the small I/O board. Remove a single 3.9 mm Phillips #0 screw from the front of the motherboard. Some laptops may instead have a single 4.7 mm Phillips #0 screw.
Remove the two 4.7 mm Phillips #1 screws that connect the display to the motherboard.
Gently lift the I/O board up from the right side of the case. The I/O board is attached to the motherboard by a short cable.
 Lift the entire motherboard assembly out the case.
Turn the motherboard over so the RAM is facing up.
Simultaneously release both latches on opposing sides of the RAM. The RAM should spring up.
Pull RAM straight out from the slot.