The ACER Kav60 Aspire laptop features a 10.1-inch backlit LCD display in a 16:9 format, as well as a 1.6 gigahertz Atom processor and integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics. The notebook offers a 160 gigabyte hard disk drive and 1 gigabyte of DDR2 random access memory. You can operate the ACER Kav60 Aspire laptop successfully even if you have no previous experience with computer operation and troubleshooting. Solving power and battery issues and navigating keyboard and monitor cable adjustments do not require a professional's help.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Phillips screwdriver
- Flathead screwdriver
Ensure the AC adaptor plug is secure in the rear AC port of the ACER Kav60 Aspire laptop. The laptop's battery cannot charge if this cable is not in the computer. Also, make sure the other end of the cable is secure within a power outlet.
Check the battery if your Aspire laptop is having difficulty holding a charge. Shut the computer's display and turn the computer over so its underside is facing up, then look to the top of the laptop. You will see the rectangular outline of the battery. Ensure it is not ajar from this battery compartment. If it is, gently slide it back down into place until it clicks.
Replace the battery if the computer still won't hold a charge. Slide the battery release latch directly below the battery in order to disengage the battery entirely. Push a new battery into the compartment in place of the old battery.
Check the keyboard's connection to the base of the Aspire notebook if the keyboard is unresponsive. Ensure the battery is removed and the computer is shut down before proceeding. This is for your safety.
Remove the two screws from the top right and left corners of the underside of the laptop. Use a Phillips screwdriver.
Turn the ACER Aspire back over and open the display so you can view the keyboard. Locate the keyboard strip cover. This extends across the very top of the keyboard. Use the edge of a flathead screwdriver or similarly thin device to wedge under an edge of the Aspire's keyboard cover. Pop it up.
Pull up on the top edge of the keyboard now that the keyboard strip cover is out of the way. Pull up on the keyboard just enough to check on the keyboard ribbon cable. It must still be connected to a connector on the laptop's base directly below the keyboard. If it is not, gently pull up on an edge of the connector and push the cable back in, then release the connector.
Examine the bezel of the Aspire's monitor if the screen appears unresponsive or dark. There are several round seals extending across the bezel. Use the flathead screwdriver to wedge under these and pop them off.
Remove the screws beneath the seals using the Phillips screwdriver. Pry off the now loose bezel and locate the inverter board. This green board is now visible where the bottom segment of the monitor's bezel used to sit.
Find the two connectors on either side of the inverter board. There will also be a cable on either side of the board, and the right cable should be in the right connector and the left cable in the other connector. If these are not in place, lift gently up on each connector and push the cable(s) back in just as you did with the keyboard cable.
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