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removing/replacing laptop base

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#1 duncan1979


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:42 PM

I was wondering if the bottom part of a laptop - the whole part including keyboard and mouse button, that's joined by hinges to the screen - can actually be removed and a replacement bought somewhere , and if anyone knows how you'd go about doing this and where you'd get a replacement part from?

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#2 Agouti


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 05:52 PM

That's practically the whole computer.  The only thing you are missing is an output device, which would be the monitor.  You could try searching on ebay.  Who knows, you may get lucky and find somebody who's selling one with a broken screen.

#3 mjd420nova


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 07:06 PM

Depending upon the manufacturer, loads of part are available on E-bay.  Plastic case pieces, bottom half (where everything gets mounted), top half of cover and bezels(the side pieces around the display element and the keyboard/touchpad) are the common items that get broken when it gets dropped.  Plastic mounts around the hinge areas get fractured and broken loose.  There are parts available.  Dell has a lot of parts for older units.

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