Laptop and Notebook Disassembly and Hardware Repair Guide

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maX0

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Very nice detailed guide, frozenlead!

Helped a lot when opening my satellite and didn't break/crack anything
as I was afraid I would.
btw. where do you have those cisco magnets from?

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I'll donate mine, a dv7-1000, to the cause. Since HP won't fix it and all it's doing is taking up space on my desk. Hell you don't even have to put it back together just throw it out when you're done.
 

frozenlead

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Those magnets are packaged with Cisco enterprise switches. You can use them to stick switches in temporary places or wherever if needed. A buddy of mine gave me a few from work - they have billions of the things. They're great for this, and for covering up AC vents in your house to even out the cooling. :)

 
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I was wondering if you could do a disassembly of your NP5793 please!? I have one and needs to be cleaned; with your expertise, you're the best man for the job, plus your signature seems to indicate you own one...

Please!!
 

frozenlead

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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.
 

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Thanks!
 

frozenlead

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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?
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).
 

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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
Yeah, me too. I need practice.
 

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Such an impressive and informative guide I must say. It was great reading it and gaining some new information. Great job, keep it up!!
 

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Fantastic guide to be honest, would be nice if there was other threads dedicated to certain parts of dissassembly. For example 'Fixing your Laptop Keyboard'. :)
 

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Good day,,i desmantle my laptop toshiba a205 because no display but there are power..i check the cmos battery there is no volts or not working,,it is possible that the cause of no display is the cmos battery?thank you
 

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Hello!

Awesome post, wish I had found this one first! I recently took the lid off of my laptop, now using it with a separate monitor. Problem is, now I can't get the wifi to work. I followed that guide exactly, and I don't believe I yanked anything out of its rightful place. I have taped the antennae to my monitor, trying to give it height, but nothing. It detects my wireless network, but can't connect. I have reset the router and modem and such, as the troubleshooter suggested, but that didn't work. I would suspect its my connection, but this computer hops on just fine!

If you have any advice, I would really appreciate it!!!!!

Thank you!

Kyrie Anne
 

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I bought an Portronics Laptop Desk from "http://www.thevaluestore.in/supershop/Portronics-Laptop-Desk".

Weight : 1.9 kg

Capacity : 15 kg (max)

Maximum Height : 54 cm

The angle of Use : 0-360 degrees

Upper panels and handles : Aluminium

Joints : ABS + PVC

Anti-slip : Tire

USB Ports : 3 ports, USB 2.0

Cooling : 2 USB fan

Warranty : 12 months
 

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I have a sony vaio model SVE111M1EM and for some time the screen appears but there is no lighting, if someone has already had that problem and has already solved or if someone can help me ,the repair by sending a diagram of raparation
 
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