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How can I get the cover off the Sony Vaio FRV26

Ok it seems that how to take the cover off this monster is a well gaurded secret or something, but I am really frustrated. 

I have taken out all the screws and the front will seperate a bit but it is as if somewhere in the middle or back there are more screws "unseen to me" that are holding it together.

Can someone please tell me how to get the cover off.  My fan is making a noise as if hitting something and I need to check it out.  It's not the normal noise that this beast usually makes, and has nothing to do with it's overheat issues I solved that with an external cooling mat.

I would be so thankful for any help!

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Get a CAN O AIR and low the whole can through the fan inlet and outlet points its a $1.50 solution whatever it hitting will either be gone or moved outa tha way...VAIO's suck to tear apart

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

  • jknochelmann Aug 20, 2011

    surely this info will not be useful to the original poster, but i hope it helps someone. (i could have used a solid answer to this question earlier this week...)

    you can pop off the panel by the power button by inserting a small flathead screwdriver above the delete, F11, F5 and esc keys to release it. The panel is everything above the keys up to the screen. Once that is up, you will be able to unscrew the single screw holding the keyboard. Now the whole keyboard will flip down, and you can easily access the fans.

    My problem was a little worse... I had to take out the entire motherboard to reach the CMOS battery in an attempt to reset the BIOS. It was an epic fail, but if anyone is curious, the CMOS battery is in the front UNDER the motherboard, and you pretty much have to remove all but two screws from the entire laptop to get to it.

    Anyway, I hope this info is useful to someone.

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SOURCE: How do I get the cover off the Sony VAIO FRV26 PC Notebook

to open an FRV26:
the cover at the top of the keyboard must be removed, take a small screwdriver and run it along the lower edge of the cover behind the top row of keys. there will be 4 small slots across the edge. each of these slots has a small latch which must be pushed in to lift the cover.

once the top cover is removed, there will be a small phillips screw visible at the top of the keyboard, remove it and lift the keyboard out of the way.

under the keyboard is an aluminum shield. there are about 10 small phillips screws holding it down, most around the edges, 2 are down in small tubes. once all screws are removed, lift the cover. the fans will be visible.

WARNING: do not loosen the 4 screws around the fan cover housing. if you loosen these and lift the fans out, the main chip will come with them and must be removed from the heatsink to reinstall.

HTH

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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the cover at the top of the keyboard must be removed, take a small screwdriver and run it along the lower edge of the cover behind the top row of keys. there will be 4 small slots across the edge. each of these slots has a small latch which must be pushed in to lift the cover.

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WARNING: do not loosen the 4 screws around the fan cover housing. if you loosen these and lift the fans out, the main chip will come with them and must be removed from the heatsink to reinstall.

HTH

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