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Disassembly Trick

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#1 rigel



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Posted 28 December 2005 - 10:16 PM

I use this tip when I take apart laptops and other things that have complicated tear downs.

As I start my disassembly, I get a few sheets of paper and draw a diagram of what I am taking apart. Everytime I remove a screw, I push it into the corresponding area in the drawing. As layers are removed... use another sheet of paper. You can also note order of disassembly of hard to deal with areas/items (angles of insertion - pressure points). If you do it right, you will never loose a screw, or place a screw where it doesn't belong.

Hope this helps...


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Posted 28 December 2005 - 10:48 PM

How very clever of you Rigel. :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 December 2005 - 11:02 PM

Thanks Rigel. I will try that the next time I do a complicated tear down.
Typically, I end up with an extra screw, or one that doesn't fit just right.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 11:29 AM

I used to do that when taking my ps2 apart. However, i've done it so much i've memorized the screw locations and tricks to prying apart the case...

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 05:37 PM


Nice tip, my Dad taught me pretty much the same thing. He used to take a piece of butcher paper or big blank sheet and tape it to cardboard box. Then you push the screws into the box and they don't roll away or move, then tape parts relative to where they were. The box held pieces that didn't need to be noted or were obvious. Never dawned on me to mention it. I've used this method for years.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 06:16 PM

Great ideas, I photograph mine, wouldn't think of doing so with a film camera though :thumbsup: One drawback is If the computer aint working can't view the photo's

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