Introduction

This guide is short photo-tutorial on how to swap the keyboard and top case of Acer Aspire 5542g

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  • Remove all screws on the bottom of laptop. Remove HD cover (it's not necessary to remove battery and RAM cover)

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  • Using plastic openning sticks pick and move up top cover-panel. After disconnectiong all cables put it away.

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  • Raise the keyboard a little (slightly bending in order to free its plastic fixtures from the base case). Before putting the key board completely out, disconnect its flat cable from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: 1. remove two side screws Image 2/3: 2. unplug the connector at the bottom of the screen Image 3/3: At the bottom of laptop unplug two coax cables which pierce top case and mother board
  • In order to make the top case free remove the screen screws and unplug its cables:

  • 1. remove two side screws

  • 2. unplug the connector at the bottom of the screen

  • At the bottom of laptop unplug two coax cables which pierce top case and mother board

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  • Now the top case is free to move. Detach it from the base help yourself with plastc openning sticks (don't forget to unplug flat cables).

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  • Install new top case and kewboard. Assemble all parts in reversed order.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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leonid

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Hello, after completing it and turning on my notebook, the keyboard do not work. Do you know where the problem can be?

Vadja - Reply

Hi,

if you have old keyboard at least partially working, try to put it back. If it works. probably the problem is with the new keyboard.

If the old one also doesn't work, the problem is probably with motherboard connector or software (less probable). To check the software problem, i think it's possible to load the laptop from any linux live cd or some other OS different from what s installed on your pc.

Please be aware i'm not professional pc service man and these are just common thoughts (hope helpful)

leonid - Reply

Battery death solution please

youssef benzyane - Reply

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