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

  2. 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.
    • 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.

  3. 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.
    • 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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  5. 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. 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.
    • 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.

  6. 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.
    • 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.

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

  8. 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.
    • 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.

  9. 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.
    • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

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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