How To Upgrade Acer Aspire 5040 5045

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.

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Restore Acer Aspire 5040 5045

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ISPs as usual disassembly from the underside.

Opening Acer Aspire 5040 5045

Svitiamo all the screws of the covers and those of the body. Detach all internal devices:

Cleaning Fan Acer Aspire 5040 5045

At this point we provide to detach the upper frame of the pc, consisting in the control panel:

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disassemble the keyboard Acer Aspire 5040 5045

Now it’s up to the keyboard. Stacchiamola gently and then detach all flat:

open keyboard Acer Aspire 5040 5045

Now pull off the wires of the antennas, with extreme delicacy and the monitor plug:

disassemble monitor Acer Aspire 5045 5040

Take the screws of the LCD panel and stacchiamolo.

detach monitor Acer Aspire 5045 5040

Now let us reflect on the monitor. Smontiamolo and work on the left hinge.

hinges monitor Acer Aspire 5045 5040

We work on the hinge and oliandola grassandola properly.

disassemble hinges Acer Aspire 5045 5040

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:

shoot flat Acer Aspire 5045 5040

We arrived then to the motherboard.

Note that the acer 5040 is a relatively simple machine.

motherboard Acer Aspire 5045 5040

Detach the screws that hold the fan to the rest and we provide to make our cleaning …

cleaning fan Acer Aspire 5045 5040

motherboard Acer Aspire 5045 5040

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.

Acer Aspire 5040 running

 

 

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