How to disassemble HP 530

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In this guide I will disassemble a HP 530 Notebook PC and remove the top cover assembly. I’m replacing the top cover because one of the touch pad buttons is broken. When you press on the button it feels loose and sometimes will not click. The button is a part of the top cover.

In order to replace it I will have to disassemble the whole computer. I’ll be removing all internal parts including hard drive, keyboard, motherboard, cooling fan and other key components.

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How to replace screen Compaq Presario m2000

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In this post I explain how to remove inverter and replace screen on a Compaq Presario m2000 laptop.

It’s way easier to take apart the display panel when the it is separated from the base. You’ll find instructions for removing the display panel in my previous guide, just follow steps 1,2,3,9,10.

It is possible to take apart the display while it’s still attached to the base but it will be harder to remove the bezel.

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How to disassemble Sony Vaio VGN-FE

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This guide will disassemble Sony Vaio VGN-FE laptop. As an example I took a Sony Vaio VGN-FE855E model.

If this guide works for your Vaio, please mention the model number in comments below. This will help other users with similar laptops.

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How to disassemble HP 2133 Mini-Note PC

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In this guide I disassemble a HP 2133 Mini-Note PC.

I will explain how to remove the keyboard, replace memory module and access hard drive. Fortunately all these three components can be removed without taking the whole thing apart.

Also, you should be able this guide for taking apart a HP 2140 Mini-Note PC which has the same body.

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How to upgrade RAM in Dell Inspiron 9300

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In this guide I explain how to upgrade memory (RAM) in a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop.

This model has two memory slots available for upgrades and both slots are accessible through the service door on the bottom.

Even inexperienced users can upgrade memory in a Dell Inspiron 9300.

Let’s do it step-by-step.
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How to take apart Compaq Presario M2000 notebook

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In this guide I will be taking apart a Compaq Presario M2000 notebook. The guide should work for all other notebooks in the Presario M2000 line. If it works for you, please mention the notebook model in the comments below. In my case I’m taking apart a Compaq Presario M2005US.

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How to disassemble Lenovo 3000

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In this guide I explain how to disassemble a Lenovo 3000 laptop.

I will remove the keyboard and replace the launch board (aka button board).

As an example I took a Lenovo 3000 v200 model but I believe the disassembly will work for other models in Lenovo 3000 line. If my instructions work for you please mention the model in the comments below.

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How to disassemble Sony Vaio TZ

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In this guide I explain how to disassemble Sony Vaio TZ series laptops in order to remove and replace the hard drive.

As an example I took a Sony Vaio TZ130N (Model: PCG-4L3L). The hard drive is buried deep inside the case and we’ll have to disassemble the whole thing apart.

I assume that my guide will work for the entire Sony Vaio TZ line. If it works for you, please mention the model number in the comments below.

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How to take apart Dell Vostro 1510

posted in: 4. Dell | 136

In the following guide I will take apart a Dell Vostro 1510 notebook.

You can use this guide for removing almost all internal components from the case.

I think these instructions might work for some other Dell Vostro models. If it work for you, please mention the model in the comments below.

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