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Trying to open up joybook 8100

Hey guys, As the subject says. All the screws that can be seen have been removed but I still cannot access the motherboard. There appears to be something still holding it together but I cannot find any other screws! I need to get in to the device because I need to check if the hard drive cable has become detatched somehow as when trying to boot up, it says device not found. Cheers!

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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2007

    I have removed all screws and there seems to be something holding it together in the middle, as if there was another screw. I have surched very well but cannot see one.



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If you look very carefully at the top of the keyboard in the recess there are 3 tabs that can be pushed back towards the screen with a knife blade and you can lift the top of the keyboard out and remove it. You will then find 3 silver screws that hold the top to the bottom. Three cables need to be removed from their sockets and the cables that connect to the network card (a black and a grey wire) the connectors just pull off. Use a small screwdriver to prise them up gently. Voila the laptop is now in two pieces.

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If you can't access the device behind a bay on the underside, the chances of it working after you dissmantle is slim, it's a specialist job where notebooks are concerned, the board is easily damaged when twisting and pulling.

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