How to Remove Replace and Install Your Acer Aspire 1450

System Introduction Acer Aspire 1450 Laptop


  • AMDTM XP-M processor at available in 1800+~ 2400+ and higher
  • Memory upgradeable up to 2GB with 2 slots (only one slot for user accessible)
  • Internal removable DVD drive (AcerMedia bay)
  • High-capacity, Enhanced-IDE hard disk
  • Li-Ion main battery pack
  • Microsoft Windows XP operating system


  • Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display (LCD) displaying 32-bit high colour up to
  • 1024X768 eXtended Graphics Array (XGA) resolution / 1400X1050 Super eXtended Graphics Array+ (SXGA+) for 15.0”
  • 3D graphics engine
  • Simultaneous LCD and CRT display support
  • S-video for output to a television or display device that supports S-video input
  • “Automatic LCD dim” feature that automatically decides the best settings for your display and conserves pwer
  • DualViewTM


  • AC’97 stereo audio
  • Built-in dual speakers
  • Built-in microphone
  • High-speed optical drive
  • Built-in optical drive (DVD-ROM, DVD/CD-RW combo or DVD dual)
  • 15.0” TFT XGA (1024×768 resolution) or SXGA+ (1400×1050 resolution) panel
  • Audio input and output jacks


  • High-speed fax/data modem port
  • Ethernet/Fast Ethernet port
  • Fast infrared wireless communication
  • Four USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) ports
  • IEEE 1394 port
  • Invilink 802.11g wireless LAN (manufacturing optional)
  • Bluetooth ready (manufacturing optional)
  • SD/MMC/SM/MS memory slot (manufacturing optional)

Keyboard and Pointing Device

  • Internet 4-way scroll button
  • Sleek, smooth and stylish design
  • Acer FinTouch full-sized curved keyboard
  • Ergonomically-centered touchpad pointing device


  • One type II CardBus PC Card slot
  • Upgradeable memory

I/O Ports

  • One Card bus type II slot
  • One RJ-11 jack for 56Kbps fax/modem
  • One RJ-45 jack for LAN
  • One DC-in jack for AC adapter
  • One ECP/EPP compliant 25-pin parallel port
  • One external 15-pin VGA port
  • One speaker/headphone/line-out jack
  • One audio line-in jack
  • One microphone-in jack
  • Four USB 2.0 ports (Disable middle port when docked with SPR)
  • One IEEE 1394 port
  • One S-video (NTSC/PAL) output port
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader (Manufacture optional)
  • FIR (Fast Infred) port

Before proceeding with the disassembly procedure, make sure that you do the following:

  1. Turn off the power to the system and all peripherals.
  2. Unplug the AC adapter and all power and signal cables from the system.
  3. Remove the battery pack.

NOTE: Aspire 1450 series product uses mylar or tape to fasten the FFC/FPC/connectors/cable, you may need to tear the tape or mylar before you disconnect different FFC/FPC/connectors.

Disassembly Procedure Flowchart Laptop Acer Aspire 1450

The flowchart on the succeeding page gives you a graphic representation on the entire disassembly sequence and instructs you on the components that need to be removed during servicing. For example, if you want to remove the system board, you must first remove the keyboard, then disassemble the inside assembly frame in that order.

Acer Aspire 1450 Keyboard replacement Guide

  1. Release the battery lock.
  2. Slide the battery latch then remove the battery.

Removing the Optical Module/HDD Module/Wireless Lan Card and LCD module Acer Aspire 1450

Removing the Optical Module

  1. Slide the optical disk drive latch.
  2. Remove the ODD module.

Removing the HDD Module

  1. Remove the two screws holding the HDD cover.
  2. Remove the HDD cover.
  3. Remove the HDD module.

Removing the Wireless LAN Card

  1. Remove the screw that secures the PCI door then remove the PCI door.
  2. Disconnect the right and the left wireless antenna.
  3. Pop out the wireless LAN card then remove it.

Removing the LCD Module

  1. Remove the four screws that secures the middle cover; two one each side.
  2. Detach middle cover with the assistance of a plastic flat head screw driver.
  3. Disconnect the LCD cable then take out the cable from the upper case.
  4.  Disconnect the left wireless LAN antenna line. Then take out the antenna from the upper case with a tweezers.
  5. Unscrew the four screws holding the LCD hinges; two on each side.
  6. Then remove the entire LCD module.


Disassembling the Main Unit

Remove the function key board and the keyboard

  1. Take the wireless antenna out of the hook on the function key board.
  2. Disconnect function key board connector.
  3. Unscrew the three screws holding the function key board.

  1. Remove the three screws that secure the keyboard.
  2. Turn over the unit and remove the two screws as the picture shows.
  3. Turn over the keyboard. Disconnect the keyboard FFC then remove the keyboard

Separate the main unit into the logic upper and the logic lower assembly

  1. Remove the three screws on the rear panel.
  2. Unscrew the 19 screws on the bottom panel.
  3. Detach the front bezel from the main unit.
  4. Remove the two screws. Then take the right and the left antenna off the main unit.
  5. Disconnect the touchpad cable.
  6. Pull out the right and the left wireless LAN antenna, then detach the logic upper assembly from the logic lower assembly.

Disassembling the logic upper assembly

1. Take out the touchpad cable from the small hook on touchpad holder.
2. Remove the four screws holding the touchpad shielding and the touchpad board.

3. Disconnect the touchpad FFC from the touchpad board.
4. Remove the touchpad board.
5. Remove the wireless and bluetooth button off the touchpad board.

6. Remove the four screws that fasten the touchpad holder.
7. Remove the touchpad off the logic upper assembly.
8. Disconnect touchpad FFC.

Disassembling the logic lower assembly

1. In order to take out the main board from the upper case, first remove the four screws that fasten the top cover shielding.
2. Remove the three screws holding the 4-in-1 card reader, then remove it.

3. Unscrew the four screws that secure the thermal module.
4. Disconnect the fan connector then remove the thermal module.

5. Remove one screw that secures the main board as picture shows.
6. Remove another screw that fastens the main board.
7. Take out the bluetooth antenna.

8. Disconnect the speaker set cable.
9. To remove the main board from the lower case assembly, first press the PCMCIA card button.
10. Then take the main board off the lower case assembly.

11. Unscrew the two screws that fasten the HDD bracket.
12. Remove one screw holding the top cover shielding.
13. Disconnect the microphone cable. Then remove the top cover shielding.

14. Turn the CPU lock counter clock-wise with a flat head screw driver. Then remove the CPU.
15. Pop out the memory then remove it.
16. Unscrew the two screws that secure the modem/bluetooth combo card. Remove the modem/bluetooth combo card then disconnect the connector.

17. Disconnect the bluetooth antenna and the modem cable.
18. Disconnect the smart card reader FPC.
19. Unscrew the two screws holding the smart card reader then remove it.

Disassembling the LCD Module

1. Remove the six screw pad and the six screws.
2. Detach the LCD bezel carefully.
3. Disconnect LCD inverter.

4. Remove the two screws holding the LCD to LCD panel.
5. Then remove the LCD.
6. Remove the four screws that fasten the right and the left LCD brackets. Then remove the right and the left LCD brackets.

7. Tear off the electric conductive tape that fastens the LCD coaxial cable.
8. Tear off another electric conductive tape that fastens the LCD coaxial cable.
9. Disconnect the LCD coaxial cable.

10. Detach the wireless antenna from the LCD panel.
11. Remove the two screws holding the LCD latch kit.
12. Remove the LCD latch kit bracket.

13. Unhook the spring.
14. Remove the screw that fastens the LCD latch kit.
15. Then remove the LCD latch kit

Disassembling the External Modules

Disassembling the HDD Module

  1. Remove the four screws holding the HDD bracket; two on each side.
  2. Take out the HDD from the HDD bracket.

Disassembling the Optical Drive Module

1. Remove the two screws holding the ODD bracket.
2. Remove another screw as the picture shows.
3. Then remove the last two screws on the back side of the ODD module.

4. Slide the ODD from the ODD bracket.
5. Then remove the optical bracket.

6. In order to open the ODD, use an uncurved pin to press the emergency eject hole.
7. Remove the three screws that fasten the ODD door.
8. Then detach the ODD door.

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