Just a quick tip on screw organization. Use an ice cube tray and make table in Ms word (or draw one) to match the tray ( 2x7 is standard) when removing screws i keep them sorted in order of removal and component. General order for full dissasembly: battery, all covers from back panel, hdd, wifi, and ram, remove every screw from the back side of the laptop moving to a new tray if the screw size changes cd rom bay edges, battery compartment screws are sometimes shorter because they attach trim bezels and switch panels. Now open the laptop all the way, depending on the model you will start at the switch cover (all hp dv series a few others) then the keyboard. If there is no switch panel there may be a keyboard bezel (most dell studio series) then the keyboard. Newer toshiba, and compaq cq series the keyboard comes out first on the top side. I even ran into a laptop yesterday that the top side held the system board and the entire back came off with 12 screws. Next remove The top cover (palm rest), lcd screen, system board, and heat sink assembly. Now order parts wait for a week to get them and be VERY hapy you were organized when you have to put it back together.HP And dell provide full service manuals for all their laptops on their support sites support.dell.com, support.hp.com ( some really old compaqs are not on hp's site). Toshiba laptops you can usually find a "ehow" article. I started listing screws by name and drawing a circle around them on a sheet of paper, now i have individual storage boxes (Walmart hobby section there 4 bucks) numbered with a screw list sheet for every one. My first laptop took me an entire day to get apart, now i can "field strip" in about 10-15 min 45 if its a new design or model i have never seen.
Edited by Sneakycyber, 22 February 2013 - 01:18 AM.
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