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How to open a Laptop?


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#1 carpediem12

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 12:43 PM

I was wondering what is the safe procedure to open a laptop safely I know you should disconnect the mains supply and take the battery out....What else is important to do?

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 03:45 PM

Are you trying to dismantle the whole laptop? If you are can you please give the model of the laptop.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 04:05 PM

Ya, they are all different, on my HP I have to remove the screws to the keyboard that are located on the bottom of the laptop, remove the keyboard, and then the screws on the bottom plates can be undone, and the rest of the laptop goes from their, its a pain in the rear, and every laptop is a bit different.

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:41 PM

Are you trying to dismantle the whole laptop? If you are can you please give the model of the laptop.


No just need to open it and look inside

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 08:42 PM

can I ask why? probably the easiest way is to simply remove the keyboard-in most laptops, theres screws on the bottom of the laptop that hold the keyboard in, though locating which ones are keyboard, which ones are motherboard and other components can be trickys, but if you can get the keyboard off should have access to most of the motherboard and CPU, while the hard drive and memory should be accessible via access panels underneath the computer.

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:38 PM

can I ask why? probably the easiest way is to simply remove the keyboard-in most laptops, theres screws on the bottom of the laptop that hold the keyboard in, though locating which ones are keyboard, which ones are motherboard and other components can be trickys, but if you can get the keyboard off should have access to most of the motherboard and CPU, while the hard drive and memory should be accessible via access panels underneath the computer.


Well the reason I want to open it is to try my hand at some home repairs so to save the cost of paying for repairs at the shop.
I have watched videos of people doing it on youtube and read a lot of things recently so I will just undo all the necessary screws I was thinking more of things like avoiding static discharges and how to go about getting rid of any electric currents that might be in the laptop so that its not dangerous.Have you ever opened one up?

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 08:46 PM

I have, and I tend to avoid it because its a long and tedious process-and depending on the laptop can be difficult and you need to make sure everything goes back exactly the way you found it, forget to reaatch a ground wire or put the wrong screw in wrong spot can cause damage. Static discharge is indeed a concern as there is very little inside the laptop case to touch to ground yourself out-so your best off dismantling it over a linoleum floor barefoot, preferably with say a metal heater nearby or sink, something metal to touch to ground yourself out and make sure you don't move your feet while doing it.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:21 PM

Depending on the model of the laptop, you could find service manuals on their website with step by step instructions for your specific model.

There are Anti Static Wrist Strap With Grounding Wires available here, or at a local computer store that you can use to keep yourself grounded.

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