Friday, February 5, 2010
Acer 3690 Touchpad Buttons
Synopsis: Client arrived stated that he was leaving for Australia the next day and wanting to leave his grandmother the laptop after it was repaired.
Problem: The unit functioned properly except for the right click button.
Diagnosis: After testing I noticed that the button had no détente click that indicates it was not being pushed in when the touchpad click was made. Disassembling the unit shows that the stub which presses the button had broken off. rather than replacing the whole top assembly and touchpad, the buttons were replaced from spares.
Original buttons were black, replacement button silver from Acer 5100 series.