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Removing laptop base

The power adapter plug (female part on back of laptop) has broken loose from my friends laptop and we're having trouble getting to it...we've removed all the screws,batt pack,hard-drive etc and it still seems stuck....is there a trick that anyone knows of ?....what are we missing?

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  • olblueduke Feb 05, 2009

    thanks i'll try both....the female part of the power adapter has come completely undone and we're try'n to repair the best we can...as for the warr i think we're ok there..it was a freeby and its past its prime (like most of us)...thanks for the help

  • russbard Mar 11, 2009

    the power adapter on the back of my computer is not working.I thought it was the cord at first but tryied a few and none of them worked.Any suggestions?

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I NEED A DETAIL ON WHAT HAPPEN TO THE LABTOP AND WHAT DO YOU NEED FROM ME.

THE SCREWS ARE HIDDEN BY TAPE THAT MAY SAY IF DAMAGED IT VOID THE WARRENTY, SCREWS, IN THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT, HARD DRIVE, MEMORY, ANY OTHER COVER THAT HAS SCREWS IN IT, UNDERNIETH THE KEYBOARD, SPEAKER AREA, CPU COOLING FAN HOUSING, CASE MAY SNAP OPEN AND CLOSE, THE LEGS WHERE THERUBBER FEET ARE, REMOVE THE RBBUER FEET AND THERE MAYBE SCREWS IN OR UNDERNIETH THE FEET,
THEY MAY BE SNEEKY SO LOOK IN PLACES YOU WOULD NORMALLY NOT LOOK FOR SCREWS.

THE KEY TOP COVERS MAYBE COVERING UP SMALL SCREWS, NORMAILLY 3-6 SCREWS

IF YOU DIDNT FIND IT

LOOK UNDERNITH THE METAL POWER INFORMATION, SERAIL #, PAPER OR PLASTIC OR LABELS MATERAIL, FILL WITH YOU FINGER FOR A WHOLE OR IND TASION THE SCREW IS UNDERNIETH THE LABEL

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