First you need to fix Windows 8: General fixes if Windows won't start (1) Restart your computer. (2) Press the F8 key before the Windows logo appears. (3) At the Advanced Boot Options menu, select Last Known Good Configuration. The advanced boot options startup menu. (4) Press Enter. Does it boot to Windows 8 now? If so follow these directions: https://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade/
It wont have a factory reset as such as Windows 10 was NOT installed at the factory. But you can do it from a USB flash drive as follows: (1) Download the Windows 10 “MediaCreationTool” and make a bootable USB flash drive. This takes you to the video example for Lenovo: https://support.lenovo.com/mx/en/videos/... I believe pressing <F12> (don’t type the angle brackets) during powering on brings up the boot menu for Dell/Alienware .
Make sure the RAM is seated proberly: Acer Aspire V3-551-8887 RAM Replacement Then run the System File Checker: (1) From the desktop, press the Win+X hotkey combination and from the menu select Command Prompt (Admin). Windows PowerShell (Admin) might be listed instead. (2) Click Yes on the User Account Control (UAC) prompt that appears, and once the blinking cursor appears, type: SFC /scannow and press the Enter key. (3) System File Checker starts and checks the integrity of system files. And, finally, replace your screen before more problems happen. Search Google with “Acer Aspire V3-551-8887 screen replacement” for a supplier near you.
To be honest I’m not sure how you could be stripping your screws. But stripping what they screw into is another matter Size Example: M8-1.0 x 20 M = Metric thread designation 8 = Nominal diameter, in millimeters 1.0 = Pitch (distance from thread to thread), in millimeters 20 = Length, in millimeters (see below) I’m guessing this is all you need to know. These screw cost pennies. Whether it is Torx or not doesn’t really matter. It is your choice. They just use Torx to keep the curious out
Hi Michelle, Here is the tear down link: Lenovo IdeaPad 330S Teardown and the Hardware Maintenance Manual - 330S-15IKB: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/produ...-and-netbooks/300-series/330s-15ikb/documentation/doc_userguide I’m guessing the cables are for the wireless LAN card. Yours being th one with 3 cables. Pages 39 and 58 should help. YouTube probably has some videos as well. Here’s one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWpcPwrp...
As far as I know the free upgrade is still happening, unofficially, but neverthe less still good. But you can don’t need to do a Windows 7 restore just do a Reset this PC from the Windows 10 Settings menu Update & Security. First get the Windows 10 install media creation tool, which is insurance and always good to have on hand, and make the USB stick: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 then go into settings menu to Update & Security (at the boottom), click on it then click on Recovery and finally Reset this PC and Get started. You will have a choice of “Keep my files” or “Remove everything”. Take your pick. With this method no worries with Activation. If you need more details read this: https://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/3-ways-to-wipe-reinstall-windows-10/ thanks to Guy McDowell It also shows how to do a Reinstall.