Introduction

This guide will help you identify, remove, and potentially replace the power jack harness within the Acer Aspire V5-591G-75KE.

  1. Close down the display  and  flip the device upside down.
    • Close down the display and flip the device upside down.

    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove 18 black 10mm Phillips Head screws in order to loosen up the protective bottom casing.

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  2. With the screws removed, flip the device right-side up  and open up the display.
    • With the screws removed, flip the device right-side up and open up the display.

    • Run a plastic spudger tool along the seam of the face-plate in order to loosen up the protective bottom casing.

    • Popping sounds are normal, but forceful prying can damage delicate components. Be especially careful near the USB and HDMI ports.

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    • Close the display down once more, and flip the laptop upside down, with the hinge facing away from you.

    • Do not yank the bottom casing off. There is a small speaker wire that connects it to the motherboard.

    • Taking note of the small speaker wire, gently lift only the left side of the bottom casing.

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    • Using a pair of blunt tweezers, push on the tabs of the small white connector to separate it from the motherboard.

    • The entire bottom casing should lift with no resistance. If there is too much resistance, verify you removed all the screws, and run the plastic spudger tool around the face-plate again.

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    • Locate the power jack harness on the upper left quadrant of your device.

    • Note where the power jack harness connects to the mother board of your device.

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    • With a pair of blunt tweezers, push on the side tabs of the connector to disconnect the harness from the motherboard.

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    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the single 10mm Phillips Head screw located on the hinge.

    • Wedge the spudger tool below the hinge, and lift only enough to get a grip with your fingers.

    • Use your hand to lift the hinge the rest of the way to avoid damaging your spudger tool.

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    • Wedge the spudger tool below the port harness head, and lift straight up until the side tabs clear the channels on each side.

    • There is a piece of tape holding the power jack harness in place, which will give you some resistance. Prying through this tape will not damage the harness.

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    • Lift to completely remove the rest of the power jack harness out of the casing.

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Conclusion

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

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Thank you so much! Just fixed my finance’s computer using these directions and I’m a hero!

Amanda M. - Reply

Okay, so I did fix this… But after we booted up the sound stopped working. I was very careful, but maybe knocked something? Any suggestions much appreciated.

Thank you

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