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How to replace cmos battery on satellite p105-s6217 laptop


Turn the laptop over and remove the battery pack.

From the bottom of the laptop, unscrew the plastic shells securing the slots for memory,


Bluetooth, hard drive and modem.

You may have to remove more than one screw for each shell. Keep all screws in a small container, away from the work area.


Remove the memory (RAM) modules, the hard drive and any optical drives (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM).

Press the clips on either end of the memory slot to raise the RAM module and detach by pulling it out. Work slowly and carefully, to prevent damage to RAM modules or the memory slot.


Do the same for all modules, if you have more than one.

Slide out the hard drive and optical drive. If the drives seem to be stuck, look for any screws you may have missed.


Turn the laptop over and insert a pointy tool under the thin strip at the top of the keyboard. Use the tool as a lever to pry the securing strip loose, while working with your finger to release latches along the length of the strip.

Remove the keyboard by undoing two screws securing it.


Raise the keyboard and disconnect its cables.

Close the laptop lid and turn it around, so that you are facing ports on the back.


Remove two screws from the metal plate around the ports.

Open the lid and remove a single screw securing the wireless card cover; the screw is under the keyboard, which you already removed.


Disconnect cables from the motherboard.

Access the board through the space created by removing the keyboard. Unplug the speaker cable from the motherboard by carefully pulling at its head.


Unscrew and remove Wi-Fi antennas, and detach the wireless card from the motherboard. Unplug thin, ribbon-like cables from the video card.

Detach the display assembly from the base of the laptop.


Loosen any attachments, and pull the casing toward you to detach the display assembly, including the LCD panel, from the base.

With the motherboard completely exposed, unscrew and remove the video card.


Undo two screws from either side of the hard drive housing and detach the drive.

Dismount the CPU heat sink and detach the fan cable from the motherboard by removing five screws.


You can now access the battery board with the CMOS battery attached to it.

Undo two screws to detach the battery board from the motherboard.


Disconnect two cables running from the battery board, and carefully raise the board to detach it.

Replace the CMOS battery by prying it open with a pointy tool. Insert a new battery and reassemble the laptop.


hope this helps





Oct 04, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite P105S6217

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Connecting ribbon cable to a Hitachi hard drive


The Red Strip on the cable should face the Power plug on the hard drive. Most times the cable will only go one way to fit.

See the link below on which drive to connect where on the ribbon cable.

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ide4.htm

May 24, 2012 | Hitachi TravelStar DK23FB (08K1427) 40 GB...

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M200 keyboard removal


Most laptops are secured with screws from the bottom of the laptop. These screws maybe marked with a tiny keyboard symbol next to the screw.
When the screws are removed there is a cable on the keyboard that is attached to the motherboard. There maybe a connector on the end the cable, in this case carefully pull the connector by the tab to release the connector.
OR
The ribbon cable maybe locked to a connector on the motherboard, in this case slide the locking bar away from the connector to release the ribbon cable.

Mar 06, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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How to remove the keyboard


Keyboards become worn out over time. Individual keys can become damaged, become less sensitive to key strokes, or disengage from the keyboard. Keyboards can also become corroded from spills. Many keyboards on HP laptops can be replaced. Hewlett-Packard has made hundreds of different laptop models. Each model may require slightly different steps for replacing the keyboard. To locate a replacement keyboard, you can contact HP directly or another online or offline source that sells computer parts.
1.Power off the laptop. Flip the laptop over to access the device's underside.
2.Remove the battery cover and take out the battery.
3.Remove a screw to the left of the memory bay. This screw will be one of two resting in the middle of the underside of the device. You want to remove the right screw, the left screw is attached to the CD/DVD-ROM drive, not the keyboard. (This screw may be red in color.)
4.Flip the laptop back over and raise the laptop screen so you have access to the keyboard area. Insert the tip of a Flathead screwdriver along the bezel and detach it. Carefully pull the bezel up and set it aside. The bezel is connected to the device with a ribbon cable. Do not remove this ribbon cable. (The bezel is the above the laptop and is the cover that houses the power button.) Once the bezel is up, notice the three screws that are beneath it.
5.Unscrew the three screws holding down the keyboard.
6.Lift the keyboard forward toward the mouse area. Be careful, it is still connected to the motherboard by a keyboard cable.
7.Release the cable from the keyboard. Push both ZIF connectors on the side of the cable upwards, toward the laptop screen. Pull the cable from the connector and the keyboard is now released.
8.Insert the keyboard cable of the new keyboard into the ZIF connector. A pair of tweezers may be required to put the cable in place. Lay the keyboard flat down and rescrew in the screws. Replace the bezel cover. Flip the keyboard over and replace the screw on the underside near the memory bay. Insert the battery and battery cover.

Sep 19, 2011 | HP ProBook 4710s Notebook

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How do I remove the keyboard from a Advent 7109B laptop, in particular the ribbon cable.


The ribbon cable is connected to the motherboard by either of these two methods.
The ribbon cable has a connector attached to the end of the cable and it fits into a socket on the motherboard.
OR
The ribbon cable just slots into a connector on the motherboard. To release the ribbon cable lift the locking bar up on the motherboard connector and the ribbon cable will be released and slip out easily.
To insert the cable back into the connector, lift the locking bar up, insert the ribbon cable into the connector as far as it can go and push the locking bar down to lock the ribbon cable onto the connector.

Mar 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do I remove the keyboard on a Samsung R610 laptop. I have been able to remove the keyboard, but can't seem to unclip the cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard. Is there some special...


The keyboard connector come in two types.
A plastic connector and usually has a plastic tab that you pull to lift the connector off, DO NOT PULL on the ribbon cable.
The other type is, a ribbon cable that is inserted into a plastic socket on the motherboard. To release the ribbon cable, lift up the plastic catch on both ends of the to release the ribbon cable. When you want to insert the ribbon cable, make sure the catch is in the up position before you insert the ribbon cable, then insert the ribbon cable and the push the ends of the plastic catch down to lock in the ribbon cable.

Aug 04, 2009 | Samsung R610-64G Laptop

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Everex nc1500 HELP!!


Usually there is no need to dismantle the laptop to get at the keyboard.
Usually there may be a plastic strip above the keyboard and the LCD screen. The plastic strip above the keyboard may be secured by a screw on the back edge of the laptop with a screw located behind the screen hinge. If there are no screws then it is just clipped in place, slide a thin blade under the plastic cover that covers the screen hinge and gently level up until the it pop up, there may be a ribbon cable connecting the switches and LEDs.
Depending up on the model of the laptop, the keyboard may have screws that is located under the plastic strip or it may have screws that are located on the bottom of the laptop, usually 3 or more screws directly under the keyboard. Once the screws are removed the keyboard can be removed, be careful the is a ribbon cable that attaches the keyboard to the motherboard.
The end of the ribbon cable may have a connector attached to it, pull the tab to release the connector. OR it is just a ribbon cable alone and it fits into a connector, to release the cable pull the plastic catch up to release the cable.

Aug 17, 2008 | Everex StepNote NC1500 Notebook

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I'm working on a zune lcd replacement screen. How do I get the new one in?


I am assuming you have the Zune dissasembled. If not email me and I will explain mike@zorfox.com. You first have to remove the hard drive. There are four screwws two at the top two at the bottom. This should allow you to release your drive. Now, this is I assume your problem. there is a white and black ribbon cable connector. The white part is stationary! Contrary to most laptop desighns. Find a thin device a knife tip will suffice as a last resort, but don't pry to hard it will break. Lift the black piece up, that will release the cable. Another thing about inserting the LCD ribbon cable you should know. There are slots on both sides of the white connector. This is where you insert the cable not above or below. Once done push down the black plastic retainer and the cable is secure. I assume you know the assemble portin since you have taking it aoart. Just reverse it. The connectors seems to be what stumps most people.

Good luck!

Zorfox

BTW Before you touch it discharge yourself to ground!!!! It takes VERY little static to ruin your components.

Jul 11, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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KDS Valiant 671DP


first step: lay the screen fully down, then pry the two speaker covers outward. You may have to move the screen around to get them out.
second step: lift the center section containing the power button upward.
third step: loosen the two small phillips screws that hold the keyboard on.
fourth step: gently lift the keyboard up. There is a ribbon cable that plugs into a socket. There is a liftable tab on either side of the socket. Gently pry them up to release the ribbon cable and thus the keyboard.

fifth step: The hard drive is now visible. It is held in by three screws: one on the left and two on the connector. Once these three screws have been removed you can lift the drive out.

Take the old drive out of the holder and remove the connector. Install connector onto the new drive then secure into the drive holder.

Remainder of assembly is reverse of disassembly.

You may need to pry the ribbon tabs up to ensure that the ribbon cable seats down fully. Once the ribbon cable is down, push down the tabs to lock the keyboard in securely.

hope this helps.

Karl

Nov 09, 2007 | KDS Valiant 671DP Notebook

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