It depends on your specific model, but most of the time, the keyboard is screwed in to the notebook through both sides of the clamshell. In addition, the keyboard cable generally reaches through the top of the clam to the board, which is connected to the bottom of the clam, essentially holding the two together unless you want to damage the keyboard. You're going to need to remove the keyboard most of the time, as well as the speaker cover (which usually is a precursor to removing the keyboard).Nice guide! I want to clean the fan. Do I really need to remove the keayboard and the speaker cover? Or can I jst remove the screws open the clam shell and clean it?
Yeah, me too. I need practice.I won't have time to do a detailed one with pictures for a while, though I have dismantled it several times. It's actually pretty difficult. Most of the parts you'll need to access, though, are easily found under the bottom panel - that's all you'll need to remove for memory, hard disks, wireless cards, GPU, and CPU as well as fans, which should be good enough for most cleanings. For more information on custom laptops