I'm not at all sure what to do to disassemble my laptop. All I know is that there is something wrong with the screen and then hooking it up to another computer stopped working, so I just want to take it apart and (with other stuff online) take the working pieces and build a desktop out of it all. Is this plausible? If so what do I take out and how?
You should be able to find instructions on how to dissassemble the laptop on the HP support website, but honestly I don't know what you'll be able to salvage to use for a desktop other than the hard drive.
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Just open the case, sounds very scientific, but as long as you organize which screw where to put back it's not a hard IT job to do.
Probably the fan got stuck, or something (often even hardened dust) can make this noise. At first - before unscrewing and disassembling the laptop I'd buy a $5.00 compressed air spray and spray into the gaps, where the fan blows out the hot air. This should help. If not, well.. disassembling and finding the small "something" that's in the way of the fan. Below a picture how to clean the fan without opening anything. I'd try this at first. Hope I could help! Maybe your laptop looks different, but it has such gaps for sure, where the hot air is leaving your laptop. You don't have to loose anything, max that 5 bucks...
Seems that the LCD screen cable went loose at either its connection with the inverter board or the LCD screen itself. You need to disassemble the LCD screen panel & check the cable connections at both ends. I would also recommend to disassemble the whole laptop & check all connections. The fall might have caused any of the connections to become loose.
This problem could be caused by a number of issues.
First of all you will have to trouble shoot the GPU (graphics processing unit). To do this you will need to hook up an external monitor to the laptop and use the keyboard to switch from the laptop screen to the external monitor. If you can see the information on the screen then there is nothing wrong with GPU.
If that is the case then you need to be looking at the cables that lead from the laptop motherboard to the inverter and also the ribbon cable that runs up behind the the screen itself. This means you will have to disassemble the laptop.
If the laptop is still under any warranty then i recommend that you arrange to send the laptop in to Asus as disassembling the laptop will certainly void the warranty.
If the laptop has run out of warranty and you are prepared to have a go at it yourself then click on the link that i have provided below for a short guide with pictures explaining what i have told you regarding the cables >>>>>>>
Please note that if you feel that your unable to check the cables or disassemble the laptop then i recommend that you take the laptop to a reputable PC repair store and have them check on the cables and the LCD screen itself.
Good luck and please post back if you require anymore assistance.
I have a service manual for a Dell Inspiron 9100. Although they're different, it may help you figure out what you're doing wrong. I suspect the angle at which you're trying to insert the hinges into the laptop's body may be incorrect. Give me your email and I'll send you my PDF file with disassembly/assembly instructions.
remove all the screws, remove screen, remove keyboard, and go from there, dont be afraid to dig in, and if you hear something that makes u think u broke it, dont think it, it works for me and i havent lost a laptop to it yet, and i have repaire over 200 laptops
Laptop disassembly is a tricky/hard process but does not have to be if you are prepared. Only you can judge your comfortability with doing the process. I will share my techniques with you and you decide if you want to proceed. I have been doing IT repair for 10 years, but I had to start on that first laptop at some time. If it were still under warranty I would advise against opening it since that would void the warranty. But since you are considering it I am assuming that it is out of warranty. Here is what I do when I disassemble a laptop. You have to be very methodical in doing this and have uninterrupted time to do this. You would ideally want to be able to reassemble the laptop the same day. Get a piece of sturdy cardboard. Have a nice workspace that is uncluttered and some tools. I bought a nice computer repair tool kit from staples for $30. Look for one that has small screwdrivers and buy a set of picks. Plus I picked up a specialty screwdriver set that had various bits. Draw a rough picture of the bottom of the laptop and the screw locations on the cardboard. As you remove one screw at a time stick it into the cardboard in the appropriate location. Some screws hide under labels on the bottom of the laptop. One major caveat - Do not excessively force things while doing repairs on laptops as it is easy to break things. When undoing connectors look carefully at them and try to determine how they come apart by looking at them good before attempting to disconnect. Most ribbon cables have a little plastic piece you have to lift up to release, although if you pull hard enough they will come out (not recommended). I also use a small pick for undoing the plastic clip connectors that connect a lot of the plastic parts of the case. Do this slow disassembly; drawing on cardboard the locations of screws, taking pictures can also help. I make about 20 drawings by the time I am down to the motherboard. As you remove parts set them aside, in order of disassembly, on your worktable. Make sure your cats are barred from the work area! As I disassemble each part I put a number beside it on my cardboard and any notes that help describe where things go. If some part does not come off easily, do not force it. Look very hard to find out what is holding it. Some screws also hide behind the rubber feet or little rubber nubs. You will not have to remove all the parts of the laptop to change out the moniter. Attention to detail is very important! Assembly is the reverse of the disassembly. It helps if you are mechanically inclined and like to take things apart. So as you can see, this will be a challenging project. I have disassembled over 20 laptops and I still do the same procedure with each laptop, as each one is different. Good luck and let us know the outcome.
If you know how to disassemble your PC, check all the connections from the video card, memory card etc. clean the part that you have removed then return it back again. if you're not sure disassembling it, bring it to a computer guy to help you.
There are no FREE service manuals for your particular laptop available as far as I know. Fujitsu Simens are pretty stingy with that information. I did find a place you can download it for a cost of $6.00 USD . That gets you what you need, and in the event something else were to go wrong with your laptop, $6.00 isn't much to spend for documentation detailing the disassembly of a unit like yours.