Replacing the palm rest

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Tools you need to complete this task:

Flat-blade driver - OR ■

Scribe or non-marring tool

Phillips #0 screwdriver

Screws removed during this task: <Athena, what screw size is the screw in step 8?>

Laptop Screw Sizes

2 black M2.5x4 (Touchpad button board/fingerprint assembly)

To replace the palm rest:

1 Complete the steps in "Preparing the notebook" on page 55.

2 Remove the memory bay cover by following the steps in "Adding or replacing memory modules" on page 57.

3 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, unplug the wireless antennas by following the steps in "Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card" on page 67.

4 Remove the hard drive(s) by following the steps in "Replacing the primary hard drive" on page 64 and "Replacing the secondary hard drive" on page 73.

5 Remove the keyboard cover by following the steps in "Replacing the keyboard cover" on page 78.

6 Remove the keyboard by following the steps in "Replacing the keyboard" on page 80.

7 Remove the LCD assembly by following the steps in "Replacing the LCD assembly" on page 84.

8 Remove the screw holding the keyboard plate to the notebook, then lift and remove the keyboard plate.

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Aspire 7520 Keyboard Removal

Swing the black touchpad connector clip upward, then lift the touchpad cable out of the connector. Be careful not to touch or damage any other components.

Touchpad connector

Touchpad connector

Acer 7730 Dissamble
Fingerprint reader connector

Disconnect the finger print reader cable from the system board. Use a scribe or other non-marring tool to gently push the plug out of the connector.

Swing the black power button board connector clip upward, then lift the power button cable out of the connector. Be careful not to touch or damage any other components.

Power button connector

Power button connector

Aspire 5220 Power Button

12 Swing the black button board connector clip upward, then lift the button board cable out of the connector. Be careful not to touch or damage any other components.

Aspire 5920 Power Button Board
Button board connector

13 Remove the screws from the top of the palm rest.

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13 Remove the screws from the top of the palm rest.

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Acer Aspire 5738g Remove Backside

14 Turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up.

15 Disconnect the microphone and speaker cables from the system board. Use a scribe or other non-marring tool to gently lift the plugs out of the connectors.

Cable Routing Lift

16 Taking care to note the cables' routing and positions as they are installed from Acer, slide the microphone and speaker cables out of the wireless bay.

Connectors

17 Remove the screws from the bottom of the notebook.

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Acer Travelmate 6292 Disassembly

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Screw Screw Screw Screw Screw Turn the notebook over so the top is facing up.

Taking care to note the cables' routing and positions as they are installed from Acer, pull the microphone and speaker cables out from under the system board.

20 Lift the palm rest assembly up from the notebook.

21 Remove the speakers and microphone from the old palm rest and install them on the new palm rest by following the instructions in "Replacing the microphone and speakers" on page 103.

22 Remove the touchpad button board/fingerprint assembly from the old palm rest and install it on the new palm rest by following the instructions in "Replacing the touchpad button board/fingerprint assembly" on page 106.

<Athena: Do we transfer the greenuquare touchpad board that is on the back side of the touchpad area?>

23 Remove the button board from the old palm rest and install it on the new palm rest by following the instructions in "Replacing the button board" on page 109.

24 Route the microphone and speaker cables under the system board.

25 Place the new palm rest assembly onto the notebook, then snap the assembly into place.

26 Replace the screws removed in Step 13.

27 Make sure the black power button board connector clip is swung upward, insert the cable into the connector, then swing the clip down to lock the connector in place.

Important: The cable is correctly oriented if it is not twisted and the blue band is facing up.

28 Make sure the black button board connector clip is swung upward, insert the cable into the connector, then swing the clip down to lock the connector in place.

Important: The cable is correctly oriented if it is not twisted and the blue band is facing up.

29 Make sure the black touchpad cable connector clip is swung upward, insert the cable into the connector, then swing the clip down to lock the connector in place.

Important: The cable is correctly oriented if it is not twisted and the blue band is facing up.

30 Connect the finger print reader cable to the system board.

31 Replace the keyboard plate removed in Step 8.

32 Turn the notebook over so the bottom is facing up.

33 Replace the screws removed in Step 17.

34 Connect the microphone and speaker cables to the system board.

35 Replace the LCD assembly by following the steps in "Replacing the LCD assembly" on page 84.

36 Replace the keyboard by following the steps in "Replacing the keyboard" on page 80.

37 Replace the keyboard cover by following the steps in "Replacing the keyboard cover" on page 78.

38 Replace the hard drive(s) by following the steps in "Replacing the primary hard drive" on page 64 and "Replacing the secondary hard drive" on page 73.

39 If the notebook has wireless networking built in, reconnect the wireless antennas by following the steps in "Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card" on page 67.

40 Replace the wireless bay cover by following the steps in "Replacing the IEEE 802.11 wireless card" on page 67.

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