Recently, two Acer Aspire 5536 notebooks (with different issues) were brought to us, at Laptoport.
The first notebook was sent by the owner (somewhere) for a keyboard replacement, unfortunately the person who replaced the keyboard broke the clip (part of the keyboard connector) holding the keyboard ribbon cable. The second Acer Aspire 5536 was overheating a bit, and the owner brought it for a clean-up.
The Acer Aspire 5536 (with the broken keyboard locking clip) was fixed temporary by someone, who tried to glue it first with some kind of adhesive and above the cable stuck a standard black electrical tape.
This type of clip is not the one which slide-in, but that which clips on top of the cable.
Here is what we came up with, as a low-priced easy fix. We used two transparent plastic strips (both a little bit more than half a millimeter thick) with the same width of the keyboard cable.
After inserting the cable into the connector together with the first plastic piece, in-between them we also inserted the second one, so as to press the cable towards the connection pins and make a better contact.
The second Acer Aspire 5536 notebook was getting hot, and we gave it a clean-up.
Both Acer Aspire 5536-644G50Mn (MS2265) notebooks are equipped with 15.6-inch HD LCD display, powered by Ati Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 2.1GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor QL-64 (AMQL65DAM2266), 4GB of memory and 500GB hard drive, running Vista Home Premium.
Below in the gallery (or at our Flickr page – Acer 1 and Acer 2) you will find all taken photos (for those of you looking for part numbers). We will also provide a link to a video (here), as soon as it’s ready (sometimes today or tomorrow).