Taking apart Asus UL80J to repair DC jack

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Asus UL80J laptop disassembly

In this guide I will be taking apart an Asus UL80J laptop in order to repair damaged DC power jack.

As you see on the following picture, the DC jack got pushed into the case to the point that the AC adapter will not plug in anymore.

I will disassemble this computer, show why it happened and how to repair the problem without buying any spare parts.


How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 1764

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Dell Inspiron 1764 disassembly

In this guide I show how to disassemble a Dell Inspiron 1764 laptop and access internal laptop components.

I’m taking it apart because it started overheating and the cooling fan started making rattling noise.

I will replace the processor cooling fan and clean up the heatsink.


How to replace screen on Asus X55A

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Asus X55A screen replacement

In this guide I demonstrate how to remove and replace the LCD screen on an Asus X55A.

In my case the laptop was dropped and the LCD got cracked.

The entire replacement procedure will take about 20-30 minutes.


How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 15 3521/5521

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Dell Inspiron R15-5521/3512 disassembly

In this guide I explain how to disassemble a Dell Inspiron 15 3521/5521.

I will remove all main components from the laptop and show how to access the cooling fan.

You can use these instructions for replacing failed internal components or cleaning up the heatsink and fan.


After cloning Mac OS X my MacBook Pro boots slow

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My MacBook Pro hard drive was running out of space. I decided to replace the hard drive with a larger one and clone the OS. I used built in Disk Utility to clone the old hard drive to the new one and the clone process was done without errors.

After cloning Mac OS X to the new hard drive, I found that now my MacBook Pro boots much slower than before but after it boots up everything works as good as before.

If you experience the same problem here’s the solution.


How to replace keyboard on MacBook Pro 13″, 15″, 17″

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MacBook Pro unibody

In this guide I explain how to remove and replace failed or damaged keyboard on a MacBook Pro 13″, 15″ or 17″ unibody laptop.

As an example, I am doing it on a MacBook Pro 15″ (Early 2011) but it will be very similar for most MacBook Pro unibody model years 2008-2013.

In my case some liquid was spilled on the keyboard and some keyboard keys stopped working.

In a MacBook Pro the keyboard is mounted to the bottom side of the top case assembly. It means in order to replace the keyboard you will have to remove most internal components.


How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv7t-3000

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HP Pavilion dv7t-3000 disassembly

In this post I will show how to disassemble a HP Pavilion dv7t-3000 series notebook.

This guide should work for HP Pavilion dv7-2000 and dv7-3000 series too.

I’m taking it apart because the notebook gets very hot while running games and other multiple programs. It happens because the cooling module is clogged with dust and has to be cleaned up.

I will clean up the CPU heatsink and replace thermal grease on the CPU (processor) and GPU (video chip). This procedure requires complete disassembly.

If your HP Pavilion dv7 doesn’t look like one in this guide, I have some other disassembly guides. Check out links to related models I post at the end of the guide.