In this article I am going to restore an old Acer Aspire 5040, 5045 family.
The pc is very dirty and with cernierasinistra monitor virtually blocked.
ISPs as usual disassembly from the underside.
Svitiamo all the screws of the covers and those of the body. Detach all internal devices:
At this point we provide to detach the upper frame of the pc, consisting in the control panel:
Now it’s up to the keyboard. Stacchiamola gently and then detach all flat:
Now pull off the wires of the antennas, with extreme delicacy and the monitor plug:
Take the screws of the LCD panel and stacchiamolo.
Now let us reflect on the monitor. Smontiamolo and work on the left hinge.
We work on the hinge and oliandola grassandola properly.
After the activity on the hinge can continue to remove the motherboard, with the goal of cleaning the fan assembly – sink. Then detach the upper part of the body relying on the edges:
We arrived then to the motherboard.
Note that the acer 5040 is a relatively simple machine.
Detach the screws that hold the fan to the rest and we provide to make our cleaning …
We can only clean the fan and the heatsink. Or continue to remove the motherboard and remove it from the base, to clean – as I did – even the processor. This is to change the thermal paste with a new more effective.
Then remount everything in reverse and see if the PC performs well.
I also arranged to perform formatting the hard drive with a thorough inspection of any damage to the tracks (the disk was older .. but has passed all the tests optimally) and installation of a new version of Windows XP Service pack3.