How to Open an Acer Aspire One

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How to Open an Acer Aspire One
You'll need a screwdriver to open an Aspire One. (screwdriver image by Karol Grzegorek from

Whether you need to replace the RAM module on your Acer Aspire One, or you need to check a problem with the main circuit board, you must open the case. But because the Acer Aspire one is smaller than many other laptops, the process of opening it up takes less time. And in fact, you don't need to know much about electronics in order to do it. All you really need to know is how to use a screwdriver.

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Things you need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Power off your Acer, remove the power cable, close the display and turn the unit upside down.

  2. 2

    Disconnect the rectangular battery pack from its port on the edge of the computer.

  3. 3

    Remove the eight screws from the sides and corners of the underside of the Acer. These screws help hold the top cover in place.

  4. 4

    Turn the computer right side up and open the display. Push in the plastic clips located just above the "Pause Break," "F8" and "F2" keys.

  5. 5

    Lift the keyboard off the computer and set it aside.

  6. 6

    Remove all screws from the top panel of the computer and unplug the touchpad ribbon where it plugs in just above the touchpad.

  7. 7

    Lift the top case off the computer to expose the internal components, including the memory and motherboard, inside. Your Acer is now open.

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