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Disassembly Guide for Toshiba Satellite 1200

In this guide, I’m taking apart Toshiba Satellite 1200. If you have this model and would like to disassemble it or do fan cleaning, you can refer to this post. Read the whole procedure thoroughly to help you clear your mind. Make sure the laptop is turned off before you start.   Step1 Remove all the screw on the bottom cover and the sides. Classify them and put them away. And then unload the memory, hard drive, battery and optical drive. Step 2 Turn it over. Pry up [...]

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Taking Apart Acer 5750G

In this post I’m taking apart Acer Aspire 5750G. If you have this laptop and decide to disassemble it, this might be helpful. Read the whole procedure thoroughly before you start.   Let’s start from the bottom. There’s few hidden screws for this machine. All we need to do is disassemble the bottom cover and remove all the screws we can see. Take out the hard drive, the memory chips and the small Wi-Fi network card. Unplug the black and white cables too. Then we can [...]

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Upgrading Hard Drive for SONY Z2 Series

In this guide, I will show you how to upgrade Hard drive for Sony Z2 series. In my case, the full model name is: Sony VPC Z23S1C. And this guide is compatible for VPC Z2 series and SVZ13 series. Make sure the laptop is turned off before you start. Then we can install new hard drive and reassemble the laptop.

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Disassembly Guide for Sony NW18

In this post, I will show you how to disassemble Sony NW18. Sony NW18 is a laptop with high integration, so it can be a little difficult to disassemble. If you want to disassemble this laptop, you can refer to this guide and make sure read the whole procedure completely. Make sure the laptop is turned off and before you start, get rid of static electricity on your body.       Step1 Disassemble D cover, mark the screws. Prepare screwdrivers in different size. And because the [...]

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Fan Cleaning for HP Envy 4-1000

In this post I’ll show you how to disassemble HP Envy 4-1000 to clean the fan. Make sure the laptop is turned off before you start.         My laptop and disassembly tools. Turn it over. Remove all the screws on the bottom cover. Pry the side with a crowbar from top to bottom. I start from the axis (near the network cable port) and successfully pried it up without any damage to the clips. Ok. We’ve removed D side. The first thing we need to do now [...]

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Disassembly Guide for Asus N80/N81 series

In this guide, I’ll show you how to disassemble Asus N80/N81 series. Read the whole procedure thoroughly before you start.   Remove the battery.  And all the screws on the bottom cover.  When we open the CPU cover, we can see the graphics card, memory and so on. Remove 4 screws securing the graphics card.  Then pull it up, the graphics card is disassembled.  Now we need to disassemble the radiator module. Remove these screws marked below.   And then pull from the left, it is unloaded.  Now we can unload [...]

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Upgrading Memory and Fan Cleaning for Sony E14

In this guide, I’ll take apart a Sony E14 to upgrade memory and do fan cleaning. Make sure the laptop is turned off before you start disassembly. Read the whole procedure completely before you start.           And this is the laptop I’m going to disassemble and Kingston 4GB memory (Sony version). And some tools. The reason why I chose this memory is that it’s specially made for Sony laptops which makes sure it’s 100% compatible. We need to confirm where’s the memory locates. Most [...]

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How to Disassemble Lenovo TP X300

In this post, I’ll disassemble a Lenovo TP X300. Read the whole procedure completely before you start.         Step 1 disassemble the bottom cover We usually start the disassembly of a laptop from the bottom cover. That’s because there fixed the most screws securing the body and the cover.Before we start, wash hands and touch pipes to release static electricity. Remove the battery, take out the hard drive cover and the memory cover, and unload the hard drive. As for memory chips, if [...]

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How to Disassemble HP DV7

In this guide, I’ll show you how to disassemble HP DV7. Make sure the laptop is turned off before you start.   Let’s start from the bottom. Remove all the screws on the bottom. Now we can access the memory and the second hard drive.  Remove the hard drive. The hard drive is secured by soft tape. Use force to unplug the hard drive.      Hard drive is connecting to the motherboard through data cable  And the Wi-Fi network card is under the hard drive.  Remove the Wi-Fi network [...]

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How to Disassemble Asus ZX501JX/GL552JX

  In this post, I’ll show you how to disassemble Asus ZX501JX/GL552JX. Make sure the laptop is turned off. Read the whole procedure thoroughly before you start.     Push the latch to the sides, remove the battery. Remove the screw below, take out the optical drive. Remove the bottom cover. Remove the screws on D side cover. Afterwards we can remove C side cover, which is the keyboard.Pry up the edges below the keyboard as the direction shows. Watch out the cables. Remove those 2 cables as the picture shows.   Unplug [...]

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Disassembly Guide for HP Compaq 510

In this post I’ll explain how to disassemble HP Compaq 510.   Before you start: 1. Prepare necessary tools. 2. Eliminate static electricity in time (You can wash your hands). 3. When you encounter difficulties, think more instead of blindly do.   Step 1 Remove the battery, optical drive, memory, hard drive and Wi-Fi network card. Notice that the screws marked in same color are of same size. Remember well their positions and size to simplify the reassembly. Step 2 Remove the switch control panel and remove the keyboard. Watch out the [...]

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How to Disassemble Asus N43 Series

In this guide I will show you how to disassemble Asus N43SL. And this guide is compatible for Asus N43 series. Read the whole procedure thoroughly before you start. Make sure the laptop is turned off.   Prepare all the tools: MX-5 thermal compound, screwdrivers.  Remove the battery.  Remove the 5 foot pad, remove the screws.  Push down the hard drive cover.  Remove 4 screws, draw out the hard drive from the right then remove 4 screws under it.   The screw of the memory cover is behind the battery [...]

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Disassembly Guide for Asus FX50JX/K550JX/W50JX/X450/X550/K550

This guide will show you how to disassemble Asus FX50JX/K550JX/W50JX/X450/X550/K550. And this guide mainly explains the disassembly procedure through pictures. I’ve marked every steps in detail. Make sure you’ve cut of the power supply and turn off the laptop before you start. And classify all the screws in different size to ensure no mistake. Different size of screws are marked in different color.     Remove all the screws on the bottom cover, and then remove C cover as the direction shows. Be careful with the ribbon wires. Remove [...]

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Taking Apart Asus A555LP/K555LP/F554LP/R557LP/A555LF

In this guide I’ll explain how to disassemble Asus A55LP/K555LP/F554LP/R557LP/A555LF.       Remove all the screws on the bottom cover. Then we can remove C cover, the keyboard. Pry up C cover with a crowbar as the direction shows. Watch out the ribbon wires. Remove the ribbon wires as the picture shows. Then remove the battery.   Remove the optical drive. Remove the hard drive. Remove the cables and carefully take out the motherboard. Remove the Wi-Fi network cable. Remove all the screws securing the motherboard. Unload the motherboard. Then unload the radiator module. Then [...]

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How to Disassemble ThinkPad E50

In this guide, I’ll disassemble a ThinkPad E50, upgrading CPU and cleaning the fan. Make sure the laptop is turned off.   And here’s i5-560M CPU I bought to replace the old i3-380M. My screwdrivers set for disassembly. Remove the battery first. To remove the bottom cover, we need to remove the red and yellow screws marked below. Unload D side, we can replace CPU, memory chips and hard drive without removing the keyboard. Notice that the screws marked in yellow cannot be removed, just loosen them. Be [...]

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Disassembly Guide for Lenovo IdeaPad U410

In this guide, I’ll show you how to disassemble a Lenovo IdeaPad U410 completely. This guide includes the disassembly of motherboard, screen, CPU and fan. If you want to disassemble your laptop to replace some parts, you can refer to this guide. You’d better start disassembly after read this procedure completely. Make sure the laptop is turned off.   Some tools:         Part 1 D side cover disassembly     Like U310, U410’s screws are covered by ottomans on the back. There are only 3 screws covered. Take care the one on [...]

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Disassembly Guide for Lenovo G470 Series

In this post I’ll explain how to take apart Lenovo G470 series. Make sure the laptop is turned off and be careful and patient while disassemble the laptop. Remove the battery first.     And this is my Lenovo G470.   There are 23 screws in the picture: 17 marked with white circles, they secure D side. 6 marked with yellow circles, they secure D side cover. Notice there are two screws under the optical drive. Pry up the cover with hard curved wedge carefully.4背面图,3个键盘螺丝,1个无线网卡螺丝,2个硬盘螺丝,1个主板螺丝,3个风扇螺丝。 注意:无线网卡螺丝和风扇螺丝均需要提前卸下,不然以后拆不下主板!  And after we remove the bottom [...]

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Upgrading memory and hard drive on Lenovo Y700

In this post I explain how to upgrade memory and hard drive on Lenovo 700. Make sure the laptop is turned off before you start disassembly.     Step 1 Remove all the screws (11 on total) on D side cover. Those marked with yellow circle are longer than the others. Step 2 Prepare a rigid card, for example, bank card. It’s used to pry up the covered button.The areas that need to be pried up are marked. We usually start from the red area and the [...]

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HP Pavilion M4-1009TX Disassembly Guide

In this guide, I’ll disassemble a HP pavilion M4-1009TX and clean the fan. Make sure you are careful and patient enough to do this. Make sure the laptop is turned off.     Those are tools for the disassembly: Brush, crowbar (plastic is better), hard curved wedge, cross screwdriver.   And let’s start from the bottom cover. Remove the bottom cover, unload the memory chips and hard drive, and unplug the fan power cable. Remove all the screws marked. The blue ones secure the optical drive, the green ones secure [...]

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