Solved I broke my Acer Aspire 5517 screen and a hinge. can I swap?

February 27, 2019 at 23:38:06
Specs: Android
I dropped my Acer Aspire and broke one of the hinges and the screen as well. i found another Acer 5517 that is for parts. How do I swap screen lids? or is that possible? plz help

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February 28, 2019 at 01:10:40
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It is possible to replace just about any part, or pre-assembled parts.

This is a link to the complete service/repair manual:

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February 28, 2019 at 01:16:57
It is fairly straight forward swapping the lids over, all you need to do is

1) Remove the screen bezel - depending on the laptop you may have a few screws holding the bezel to the lid, if so remove the screws. Once you've done that, start to pull the bezel from the inside, ie from where the screen is, it should come away fairly easily.

2) Remove the screws holding the screen onto the lid, you may have to remove the hinge arm away and remove the screws on the sides of the screen, usually 3 or 4 per side.

3) Once all the screws are out and you can pivot the screen forward, do so carefully, you may have a camera cable at the top that you'll have to disconnect, then the LVDS cable down the bottom.

4) you can now begin detaching the hinges from the lid and put the new lid on.

Heres the issue, usually when you damage a hinge, it doesn't only break on the lid side, it almost always causes a fracture on the bottom chassis too. Which means that even though you change the lid there may be some damage on the bottom chassis too. I repair laptops daily and this is a very common fault we repair. These hinges need to put up with a lot of force in multiple directions so they need to be strong. On many occasions if the customer doesn't want to replace the lid or the chassis we use epoxy resin to glue the hinge supports together, its time consuming but works very well.

Anyways let us know how far you get and we'll do our best to support.

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February 28, 2019 at 20:46:45
On the HP laptop I did this for the screen was easier to get out but the hinges required much more disassembly before they could be removed/replaced. Note also that you may have other wires running along the hinge into the lid/bezel area like Wifi antenna, camera, etc. to move with care and examine as you go. Also note where the wires are tucked so you can repeat the same as you reassemble it, cell phone pictures may be useful as you take apart to supplement the instructions

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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March 2, 2019 at 01:51:30
I've decided this is gonna be too big of a pain in the butt....Ill continue using it hooked to a separate monitor via VGA!! THANK YOU!

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