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How do i open my laptop to replace the hard drive

I have unscrewed all the screws to open the lap top but still cant get it open can you help?

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  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    Need help opening my 2001 compaq laptop? have unscrewed all the screws yet it won't open. Trying to check wires since my laptop won't come on and it was said to be an issue with the wires and all i would have to do is fix that.

  • Tinashe Mabikire
    Tinashe Mabikire May 11, 2010

    what is the type of your laptop, thses things are assembled differently in different models.

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If it's the bottom you've removed, then you're almost there..you'll need to remove the keyboard, and under neath that, you'll find two or three more, holding the palm rest down..

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