Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Removing a motherboard from a laptop can be quite intimidating but it seems alot harder than it actually is.
The first time I attempted to do this I gave up after about10 screws I never even reached the internals. I needed to remove my motherboard so my friend could re-solder the power adapter. My adapter still work as long as I clamped the cord against my laptop but eventually that stopped working and I had to do the deed.
The second time I went in I drew a diagram actually I drew three of them and it was a life saver I highly recommend you do the same. Here's how:
Of course you will start at the bottom of your laptop draw a diagram of everything you see, make note of every screw (I drew circles with a sharpie) you see, draw the lines just as they appear even draw the label it will help. As you remove each screw tape the screw to the diagram that way you will know where every screw belongs. After you have removed all the outer screws make another diagram that indicates all the inner screws and tape them as you remove them. Only diagram and remove screws that are attaching the case to the mother board do not make note or remove the screws on the motherboard such as the screws on the fan or cpu etc.
You will now flip your laptop over and start on the keyboard. Every laptop is different you may have to remove a component around the hinges consult the manufactures website before hand. When you are ready to remove the keyboard do so the make another diagram indicating where the screws are then remove them and tape the as well.
When the time comes to reassemble you will have no trouble doing so.
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