Acer Aspire 5738G Disassembly And Hinge Repair

Acer Aspire 5738G

Restore Acer Aspire 5738G

The PC is in fair condition, a sign that those who possess it takes sufficient care.

However when you lift the monitor feels that the right hinge is practically blocked. And then after a few minutes of operation the fan starts spinning very fast, a sign that is undergoing a slight overheating.

For review of this PC I used a very small arsenal:

  • Usual set of screwdrivers;
  • Compressed air;
  • Brush;
  • Thermal Paste
  • Spray oliante (any brand, type svitoil) to oil the hinges

We start with the open doors of the underside and svitiamo all screws:

Hard Disk Acer Aspire 5738G

Detach all peripherals:

Remove Acer Aspire 5738G

Now it’s up to the keyboard: we leverage on the latches that hold it anchored to the body and gently solleviamola, by unplugging the flat:

keyboard Acer Aspire 5738G

Now let us reflect on the plate / panel located above the keyboard: we raise from the monitor and detach the flat of the panel:

keyboard Acer Aspire 5738G

On the underside, detach the WiFi card and antenna cables:

Wifi Acer Aspire 5738G

Unplug the antenna cables and carefully detach the plug of the screen and detach all flat and the pins that we see:

open Acer aspire 5738G

Svitiamo the only 2 screws that hold the brackets of the monitor to the rest of the pc

LCD Monitor LED Acer Aspire 5738G

Now before you play with the hinges, we clean the interior. Detach the upper part of the shell which is stuck to the below part, helping with a pick or a plastic screwdriver:

shell Acer aspire 5738G

We now come to the motherboard. Unplug all cables / flat attached to it and Take the screws that secure it to the base, then gently lifting it:

Motherboard Acer aspire 5738G

mainboard Acer Aspire 5738G

Once you remove the motherboard from the rest, we can work on it.

repair motherboard Acer aspire 5738G

Take the screws and detach the entire heatsink fan assembly – sinks.

cleaning fan Acer aspire 5738G

Take the screws of the fan, we disconnect its power cable and estraiamola. Then with compressed air we clean the heatsink and the fan, helping us with a small brush.

fan heatsink Acer Aspire 5738G

Clean up carefully processors and sinks from the old pasta and sostituiamola with the new, spalmandone a thin layer without smudges (especially if you use pasta with metallic content as silver).

Exchange pasta processor CPU Acer Aspire 5738G

Remount the fan and heat sink, being careful to follow any number of screws on the heatsinks.

Reposition the motherboard dell ‘Acer Aspire 5738G in its housing, cables and riattachiamo flet and following the process on the contrary we close the shell, then moved to dwell on the monitor and on the hinges.

Svitiamo the 4 screws that surround the body of the monitor, raising four grommets at the ends that hide the screws.

hinge monitor Acer aspire 5738G

In my case I have noticed that the zipper was left virtually semi blocked: I unscrewed the screws that bound the zipper to the monitor, gently pulling.

hinges monitor Acer aspire 5738G

At this point I have filled with oil spray the entire hinge, closing it and opening it repeatedly and VERY SLOWLY with two clamps.

In practice, I simulated the opening and closing of the monitor for many times, occasionally adding another bit of oil spray.

After 5 minutes the zipper slowly at first and then more rapidly, has begun to unlock. Is not returned as a normal hinge but has improved markedly, with no risk of breaking.

Then you can close the everything and test the PC to see if it overheats again and if all devices are working properly.

revision of an Acer Aspire 5738G


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