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Overheating keyboard, wrist rest around mousepad, sides and bottom feel hot. I want ot open the case to clean internally. How do I safely open and reassemble it?

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    so far ive tried to keep a fan blowing open breathing room for it everything, cold rooms, some times it will stay on for hours no problem others i cant even check my email. ive tried opening it but seem to get stuck it wont open all the way its like its glued or something how did u open it past that part?

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Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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Its a wierd problem... actually it might be the heat radiated of your CPU.. if u're sure that this is not the reason, then chk whether the place where u've kept the kbd gets heated even if the keyboard is not kept there.. if u wanna open ur kbd, u must be careful.. first of all lemme tell u that though it is a simple process, i'm in no way responsible for anything that happens when u do it if u do things other than what i say.. i'll tell u how to do it if its ok for u.. send me a mail..

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Instruction to replace CPU Fan on Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5048


http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-C650-C655/disassemble-toshiba-laptop-1.htm

How about a pictorial disassembly guide instead, Bill?
Click on the photos to enlarge.

Page1::Page2::Page3::Find another model,
is on the top, and bottom of the page in White.

Just in case you need to get into the Display Assembly someday,

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-C650-C655/remove-replace-screen.htm

Ignore if you are aware;

1) Wear an ESD wrist strap. (Electro Static Discharge)
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Wear an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source, and your laptop is safe.
Average cost is $3 to $6.
One example,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103245

Don't use an ESD wrist strap, and you can use your laptop for a Frisbee, or expensive doorstop.

I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case.
I feel an Anti-Static Mat is unwarranted. (I can elate on that if you like)

You can connect to a large metal serving tray (Unpainted), and set it on the table you're working on.
Or perhaps a large metal knickknack. (Unpainted)

The CPU is the most susceptible computer hardware component, to Static shock.

Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove.
SOME screws look VERY similar to other screws.
Advise do NOT mix them up.

The Keyboard Cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard. It removes from the motherboard connector.
The Keyboard Cable is a FFC. Flat Flex Cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flat-Flex-Cable.jpg

Flat bar terminal strips are used. NO plug connector on motherboard side.
The Keyboard Cable MUST be reinstalled in the original position.
Even if from the factory it is flopped over, twisted, or going to Hawaii for vacation. (What?)

For this reason you may wish to make a mark on one side of the cable, and a matching mark on the same side of the motherboard connector. (Sharpee?)

The Keyboard Cable's motherboard connector is a type of ZIF connector. Zero Insertion Force.
It is composed of two rectangular pieces, but does NOT come completely apart!

The Bottom rectangular part is larger than the Top rectangular part.
The Bottom part stays stationary to the motherboard. It is the BODY.
The smaller Top rectangular part is movable. It is the Locking Bar.

The Locking Bar wedges the FFC cable of the Keyboard, into the Body of the ZIF connector; when in the Closed/Locked position.

The Locking Bar type for your laptop, I have deemed the Sliding type.
It ONLY moves about 2mm to Unlock. (That is a little more than 1/16th of an Inch)

IF, the Locking Bar is broken, or the Body is broken; you are looking at MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT, and why I am being so detailed with this.

Thumbnails to move the 'tabs' of the Locking Bar. Or if necessary a hard plastic tool. NO metal tools. One slip and damage can result.

Top Cover has Tabs going around the perimeter, of the inside edges.
These snap into matching Latches on the Bottom Cover.
I use a thick guitar pick to start separating the covers, then follow with my fingertips.
A computer Spudger Tool is also nice to have,

http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Nylon-Probe-Spudger-Black/dp/B003TOFFNQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1359097826&sr=8-5&keywords=spudger+tool

Tool only needs to go in about 1/4th Inch.
Can't insert tool in parting line to separate case halves?
Move over a little. You are at a Tab/Latch.

Just thought I would throw that in.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 24, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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REPLACE POWER JACK


http://www.ebay.com/itm/pcg-41217L-sony-vaio-DC-JACK-POWER-JACK-FOR-Input-Port-Socket-vpcsc-VPCEL-VPCF-V-/370628762815

Has two channels on the sides, to slide down into a channel formed in the outside edge, of the laptop Base Enclosure. (Bottom Cover)

Wires are soldered to it. Two of them. If there is a Red wire it goes to the Center terminal on the back of the jack. The Center hole is the Positive connection.

The Black wire goes to the outside terminal on the back of the jack.
(Negative)

Use good de-soldering/soldering skills. Do not make a cold solder joint. (Solder connection)

There are no exact Service Manuals listed for the Sony VAIO PCG-41217L Notebook PC. (It is also part of the VPCSC series. It is a VPCSC31FM)

However after you disassemble 100 laptops, or so; you find disassembly of all laptops follows a basic pattern.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Vaio-vpcsc1afm-pcg-41217l-s-series-laptop-I5-blu-rau-MS-OFFICE-installed-/271101863505?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item3f1eee2651

This shows me different key views of the laptop. I have also opened a separate window, with the User Guide from Sony eSupport.

The Ebay link shows detail of the Palm Rest Cover.
Shows it to be one piece with no separate Switch Cover.

(Switch Cover: Flat plastic strip above Keyboard, and below Display Assembly.
Usually has the Power On button, LED indicator lights, speakers, etc in it)

Also shows me a Bottom View.

1) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

2) Lay the notebook on a clean, static free cloth, on your table.
Helps protect the table, and the laptop from scratching.

Lay the notebook bottom side up, Battery Compartment facing away from you.

Use a multi-compartment container, and label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.
SOME screws look VERY similar to other screws. Advise DO NOT mix them up.

You should be wearing an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip attached to a good ground source.
Average cost is around $3 to $6. Do not wear it, and/or connect to a good ground source, and when you are finished you can use your laptop for a doorstop.
Static 'kills' computers.

Example of an ESD wrist strap,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103245

I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, empty desktop computer case. I feel an Anti-Static Mat is unwarranted.

You can set a large metal serving tray (Unpainted), on the table you're working on, and connect to it.
Or a large metal knickknack. (Unpainted)

You are going deep into the laptop, and the Static sensitive Processor, and other hardware components could be 'zapped'.
Use ESD wrist strap.

All screws are removed from the bottom of the laptop. All around the perimeter (Outside), and the inner ones.
The optical drive (CD/DVD drive) will slide out.
After the optical drive is removed, look to see if there are any hidden screws on the outside edge of the laptop, that may have been covered by the optical drive. Remove them if so.


Remove the Harddrive.
Remove the Ram Memory.
Remove all peripheral components. (Dummy PCI card, etc)

I don't know if the Palm Rest Cover removes on this model, or the Bottom Cover. (Base Enclosure)

Bottom Cover removal style,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/take-apart-sony-vaio-vgn-cs215j-laptop-replaciong-dc-jack-harness/

Yes. The bottom cover access panels are different than yours.
Posted for Keyboard removal, and Bottom Cover removal.

NOTE*
The Keyboard Cable STAYS attached to the Keyboard. It removes from the motherboard. There is NO plug connector on the end of the Keyboard Cable.
The Keyboard Cable is a FFC. Flat Flex Cable,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flat-Flex-Cable.jpg

It ONLY plugs in, in one direction. Must go back the same way it was originally. Even if it was originally twisted.

For this reason you may wish to make a mark on one side of the cable, and a matching mark on the same side of the motherboard connector. (Sharpee?)

The motherboard connector is a type of ZIF connector.
Zero Insertion Force.
It is composed of two separate pieces, but DOES NOT come completely apart.

There is a larger rectangular Bottom part. This is the Body, and it is stationary. Mounted to the motherboard, and doesn't move.

There is a smaller rectangular piece on Top.
This is the Locking Bar.
There are two styles presently used;

1) This style slides. Slides up towards the LCD screen.
ONLY slides about 2mm. That is a little more than 1/16th of an Inch.

A) Closed, or can be said as Locked;

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-C650-C655/body-big/disassemble-toshiba-c655-11.jpg

B) Open, or Unlocked;

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-C650-C655/body-big/disassemble-toshiba-c655-12.jpg

The Locking Bar is barely seen on top, and the sides. The 'tabs' of it on the sides, are eased towards the LCD screen, with the thumbnails.

2) This style flips up,

A) Locked;

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L645D-L640D/big/laptop-disassembly-13.jpg

2) Unlocked;

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-L645D-L640D/big/laptop-disassembly-14.jpg

IF, the Locking Bar is removed from the Body, it is broken; or the Body hinge pins are broken.
EITHER way means MOTHERBOARD REPLACEMENT, and why I am being so detailed. Use care.

Here is what the Keyboard looks like,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SONY-PCG-41217L-Keyboard-Silver-/261121017591?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item3ccc0686f7

Put your mouse in the middle of the photo, and slide to the right side of the Keyboard.
See that half-moon tab sticking out, that looks to have a threaded hole in it?
Screw comes up from the Bottom of the laptop, and goes into this tab.

Looking closer at the open laptop view of the Keyboard, it almost looks like the Keyboard is under the Palm Rest Cover, and cannot be removed until the Palm Rest Cover is removed.
May just be the view, or my eyes.

That is about as far as I can take you.
Post the problems you run into in a Comment, and we'll try to work them out together.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[ Just in case it will help,

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/category/7-sony-laptops/

Nov 11, 2012 | Sony VAIO Computers & Internet

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How to open casing and upgrade the RAM in Gateway LT2811u?


A) No, the case does not lend itself for easy access to the Ram Memory.

B) 'Other site' is full of beans. Impossible to replace, or upgrade the Ram Memory? Must not be a professional product support website, and does not have computer techs.

1) Work on a table. If the table is on a carpeted floor, refrain from swinging your legs. Observe Anti-Static Precautions.

[ Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

With a desktop computer you can relieve your body of Static by;

Computer on a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open.
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF, you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

No such luck when working on a laptop/notebook/netbook/tablet.
An ESD wrist strap should be worn, and it's alligator clip connected to a good ground source.

{ Average cost of a Electro Static Discharge wrist strap, is around $3 to $6.
Example,

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103245

(It isn't just a piece of wire connected to an alligator clip, and to your wrist. The wrist strap has a metal plate which contacts the skin of your wrist. The metal plate is connected to a 1 Mega Ohm resistor, which in turn is connected to the wire going to the alligator clip,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antistatic_wrist_strap )

I connect to an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of an open, Empty desktop computer case ]

It may be argued that you are just replacing Ram Memory, and an ESD wrist strap is not needed.

In this instance I will agree.
There is a metal static shield under the Keyboard, and next to the Ram Memory. The Processor is under the motherboard. (To the right of the Fan Assembly, when looking down from the top)

Also, ram memory modules ('Stick') are coated with a see-through plastic coating, on the Body of the module.
(Refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins on the bottom)

I would place a clean towel on the table, to protect the table, and the Netbook, lay the closed netbook upside down on it. (Bottom side up)

2) Remove ALL power. Remove the AC adapter (Charger), and Battery.

3) Turn the netbook over, open it as far as possible.
Remove the Keyboard

4) Removing the Keyboard:

At the top of the Keyboard, (LCD screen side) there are 4 Tabs to release.
They are from Right to Left;
Above the DELete key, F12, F8, and F4 keys.

If you look close you will see four thin rectangular pieces of plastic, above the noted keys.
These are depressed down.

I c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y press down on them, with a flat tipped Jewelers screwdriver.
Start on the left side with the release tab above the F4 key.
Once depressed the Keyboard will be released from this tab.

Go to the next tab, and so on.
Once all release tabs are released, the top of the Keyboard should pop up, a little.
S-T-O-P!

The Top of the Keyboard is lifted s-l-i-g-h-t-l-y up. Do Not raise it too high.
There may be side tabs also. These will pop loose once the top of the Keyboard is raised up slightly.

There is also a Keyboard Cable attached to the Keyboard.
It is Not needed to disconnect this cable, and I STRONGLY advise against it, as the plastic tabs of the connector on the motherboard, will break VERY easily.

Leave the Keyboard Cable attached.
The Back of the Keyboard may have plastic tabs protruding from it.

This is why the Keyboard is only raised to a slight angle, also.
With the Keyboard in an approximately 45 degree position, move it forward a little, then roll it over, and lay it down.
(Top of Keyboard lays down)

The bottom of the netbook has a Door. This Door is removed for access to the Ram Memory, and Harddrive.

Keyboard removed there are 5 screws marked with Door next to them, to remove.
Push on Door Release (Pretty hard) to ease the Door out.
Then go around, and gently pry the Door off.

Each ram memory module has a spring clip on the side. Each side.
The top of the clip is gently moved to the outside, just a little.

The top of the spring clip has a 'bump', or protrusion, which fits in a Side Notch, on the Ram Memory module.
Once both spring clips are eased out, the Ram Memory module will slightly spring up.

DO NOT remove a Ram Memory module in a straight up position!
You will bend contact pins down in the ram memory slot on the netbook, and damage the contact pins on the Ram Memory module.

The Ram Memory module is brought out in a 45 degree position.
It is installed back in the same position.

Handle the Ram Memory module by the Body. The body is coated with a see-through protective plastic. (The gold plated contact pins are on the bottom, of the Ram Memory module. The rest of the module is the Body)

When the protrusions of the spring clips are fully seated in the Side Notches of the Ram Memory module, the Ram Memory module is fully seated in the ram memory slot.

(Note*
The spring clip protrusion, and the Side Notch, are not a perfect fit.
A little leeway is allowed )

The Gateway LT2811u Netbook PC uses DDR3 Sdram ram memory, that operates at a maximum frequency rate of 1066MegaHertz.
(1066MHz)
It is PC2-8500 that is SO-DIMM.

The Maximum TOTAL Amount of ram memory is 1GB.
There is 1 ram memory slot.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[ Mega = Approximately 1 Million
Hertz = Cycles per Second

The above ram memory, can operate Up To 1066 Million Cycles per Second, frequency rate. ('Speed')

Dec 11, 2011 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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The button under my mousepad on my laptop keeps sticking bad. i spilt some pop on it a few week ago what can i do? can i sort it myself?


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