with the holidays ahead and some wine in my blood, i decided to take the plunge and open up my laptop to replace a noisy fan.
so far so good, replacing the fan was ok, but i am afraid that i was a bit too nasty with the connection between the board and the small board where the jacks are.
please take a look at the (crappy) picture i took, as you can see, on one side the black plastic connector is missing this is because i didn't know if i had to rotate it flip it or pull it and so it basically got into pieces when i tried to undo it.
i don't know the name of what i broke, so i don't know what i am suppose to look for on the internet.
could someone tell me the name and possibly where i can get a replacement connection?
thanks a lot
and happy holidays
Last edited by mcarni (2011-12-26 21:05:39)
Your picture shows a part number easy to find.
Since it is sound only, does the machine boot?
Congratulations, you've figured out the sound of one hand clapping...
sorry, didn't think about replacing the whole card... should have tried that...
I think I can still use the same soundcard if I "fix" the connection somehow.
I saw that the keyboard to motherboard connection was of the same type,
and since i don't need the keyboard I will try to scavenge the black part from this connection and use it for the soundcard...
the computer works, just tested it, never been so silent,
thanks for your help
Maybe try searching for "acer aspire 5600 sound card ribbon cable"? I know it's a plastic film with cinductive traces laminated on, but I think they're still called ribbon cables.
If there's a computer repair shop in your area, thay probably have some on hand...I'm sure even they occasionally break those things, since they're so frickin' delicate.
?! audiophile much?! i've never heard anyone talk of sacrificing keyboard functionality to be able to have sound...
NOTICE: alloc: /dev/null: filesystem full
thanks so much guys,
I knew I could have counted on your help...
I think that the word I was looking for was ribbon cables.
anyway, I took the black plasticky thing in the socket for the keyboard ribbon cable and "convinced" it to go where used to be the black thingy in the connector for the soundcard.
I have no need for a keyboard, i actually removed also touchpad, monitor, HD, wifi, and some other things that I was not sure what they were.
I am running openelec on this, (http://openelec.tv/)so basically I need:
1 USB slot for a X10 remote,
1 USB slot for openelec itself
rj45 for lan
line out or spdif
if i need to do some hacking on it i can ssh into it, or if i really need i can plug a usb keyboard.
next task is to give it a shape a bit nicer than how it looks now (a heap of electronic junk)
today playing with my kid, I think I saw the solution coming...
it will look like a LEGO box ( will upload some pictures when i get done..if i ever complete it)
@pvsage I am still looking into the on/off button options (started a topic som time ago)
Last edited by mcarni (2011-12-26 21:06:18)