This guide is to provide some help for those who want to disassemble their laptop.
You have to be sure that the problem you face is from the hardware,
and that your laptop is not under warranty, since that laptop
disassembly void warranty.
Search on the net for service manuals
some are free and other cost around 6$ . Not find your model ? download
some free service manual from different brands and read them many steps
are the same in laptop disassembly. But i do recommended to find the
manual that fit your laptop because you may need to know the part
number of the defective part to change it.
Now you have to
prepare a clean working area with small box for the different parts and
their screws, and maybe a pen and a paper to remember particular step.
To disassemble the computer, you need the tools below:
Wrist ground strap and conductive mat for preventing electrostatic discharge
Small Phillips screw driver
Flat head screw driver
: The screws for the different components vary in size. During the
disassembly process, group the screws with the corresponding components
to avoid mismatch when putting back the components.
When you remove the stripe cover, please be careful not to scrape the cover.
In most of laptop you can actually access by the base to these bays :
them all, to remove the optical disk just release the screw securing
the optical disk module,push the ODD module using a screwdriver and
remove the ODD module from the main unit.
After that look on the
keyboard area to find how to remove the keyboard for example with an
Acer aspire 5100, you have to remove the middle cover from the edge of
the middle cover and carefully detach the middle cover, then you just
have to release the two screws securing the keyboard plate and
carefully detach the keyboard plate from the edge of the keyboard plate
finish by release the keyboard FFC lock carefully because it is
fragile. Then remove the keyboard plate.
After that you can either disassembly the lcd module or try to access the motherboard.
the LCD module carefully disconnect the LCD cable and any other cable
that you can see, release any screws holding the LCD module on the
bottom side of the main unit, release any other screws securing the LCD
hinges on the main unit, then detach the LCD module from the main unit.
the motherboard every model are different then you have to explore by
yourself, but not forget to read some service manuals before.
You can find some free service manuals at laptop support
I hope that this will give some help.
Didier Pradel is the webmaster of laptop support
where you can find many useful informations, and help for your lovely laptop.