Disassembly (updated)

This is how not to take apart a laptop. A person brought me their laptop like this and told me they tried to fix it.

I eventually gave in and specified I couldn’t help them.

This is more or less how you not only break things but snap connectors or fry other parts…

Update 1:

I later found out (when the person showed me) that not only did they open up the case wrong (not removing the keyboard first) they also ended up SNAPPING off the port for the power connector on the motherboard that connects the power button on the top case via ribbon cable.


Googling ” ‘laptop’ disassembly ” for your make and model of device will normally give you a guide on how to “tear-down” a device you seek to take apart.