I currently have a M57RU (at least that is the model name and it also looks like it) in front of me and I want to remove the keyboard. The service manual said that I simply have to push those 5 latches. Well, I can push 2 at the time but the keyboard just doesn't move at all. I can't even leve it since there's just not enough space to get a screwdriver or anything between the keyboard and whatever's below that.
I had an EeePC and after pushing the latches the keyboard basically jumped out by itself. But in this case it feels like the keyboard it screwed on tightly.
Umm yeah. Nevermind. I knew that I'd figure it out after posting the problem. It's always like this.
You have to push the latch with a screwdriver and then directly lever it with this driver. Or something like that.
Last edited by tacc2; 14th December 2010 at 08:41 AM.
Hey guys, having a problem with my M57RU (about 4 years old).
Worked properly for pretty much the whole time (I did break the warranty within a week because an inverter wire was pinched behind the lcd) but recently getting a weird problem.
Basically the whole thing freezes after about 45 minutes of active browsing/video/gaming and when shut down refuses to POST (hd light goes on, off, wireless goes on and that's it) for an hour or two. Also seems like it can idle for at least 4 hours (left it on while writing an exam).
This leads me to believe that it is an overheating issue so I ran speedfan but the only thing with a T above normal was the HD (at about 51C which shouldn't really cause a problem).
Current plan is to open her up again and check all the connections/cables, reseat the GPU and try again. Any explanation/help appreciated.
Try re-seating the RAM - ie take it out and put it back in and make sure it clicks in properly. Try booting with one RAM module installed at a time.
Download and run memtest from a boot CD.
Check your CMOS battery isn't flat - my computer same age just needed replacement. Was really unreliable - unexpected shut downs, fans running too fast etc, until I changed the battery.
Hope it's an easy fix!!
Thanks to LAZAS for the hinge replacement photos. (page 106)
I left my M570u open on my desk in the morning, apparently all OK. Returned home and it's sitting there with the left hinge snapped off. I think my cat may have been involved, but she admitted nothing...
I found a new hinge cheeeep on eeekBay and hopefully it arrives soon.
How would I go about getting to the CMOS battery? From what I've heard here it's under the palmrests so seems to be a bit of a to get to. The SM doesn't seem to say how to do it directly.
Also, reseated the RAM and GPU today and ran a 1080 video, it froze before any temperatures went up so it's either the GPU messing everything up or the mobo.
In the m570u the cmos battery is in the underside of the computer next to the hard disk.
As it's harder to find in your laptop, it's best to check first if replacement is necessary.
Try shutting down the computer, unplug the power and take out the main battery pack. If the time is still correct when you plug everything back in, then it won't need replacement.
I'm just grasping at straws here...I have a linux netbook that runs great and will be getting a new desktop early next year but still would like to fix the old laptop =)
So far the only thing suggested was changing the battery (mind you, being a software guy myself, I don't know much about the mobo...)
Is there anything other than the CMOS battery that can prevent the laptop from POSTing?
Edit: Well, tons of things...but something that would prevent it from even getting to the first screen but booting up properly at other times...
Edit2: Got my hands an a UBCD and tried out a few things, froze on both the cpu stress test and memtest (funny thing is the "esc" reboot still worked but of course it didn't POST). Now I just have no idea why it's dying. Not overheating, not an actual hardware problem, likely not the CMOS battery...
Edit3: I am convinced that it is a serious hardware problem so I'm probably going to part this thing out, anyone interested? Not sure about the mobo/gpu but the screen, ram etc. should be good in case someone needs a replacement =)
Last edited by Dragonmaster7912; 18th December 2010 at 02:06 AM.