These instructions explain how to take apart a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ220 series laptop.
I had to replace the DC-IN power jack because it was broken. The jack is soldered to the power harness and can be easily replaced if you have basic soldering skills. Use this guide on your own risk.
I have made this digital picture-photo frame from an old Toshiba Satellite laptop. This project took me half a day but the result was very rewarding. My new 14″ digital photo frame works just great and I have tons of space for all my pictures.
In the following guide I will explain how to replace broken display hinges on Dell Latitude C640 and Latitude C540 series laptops. Replacing and removing hinges is not a difficult task if you are careful and pay attention to details. I’m not sure if you can use same hinges for both models but the following removal and replacement instructions should be the same for both.
1. Find new replacement hinges.
2. Follow the disassembly instructions below.
Before you start, remove the battery.
This guide explains how you can remove and replace the LCD screen, video cable and inverter board on a Dell display.
These instructions should work for many different Dell models.
Example 1. The inverter board is located under the LCD panel (not common).
In this example the display panel has been removed from the rest of the laptop case.
In most cases it’s not necessary to remove the display.
Remove three rubber screw seals on the top and two plastic screw seals on the bottom of the display bezel.
Let’s say you have an IBM ThinkPad laptop and when you turn it on all you get is a black screen with “Fan error” message. What could be wrong?
A few weeks ago, the fan in my trusty IBM T42 bought the farm. This resulted in the unit heating up considerably, as well as numerous “fan error” messages on bootup. It eventually became so bad that to boot up at all, I had to blow compressed air into the fan’s exhaust grill for 5-10 seconds, in order to fool the BIOS and make it believe the fan was actually spinning.
In this guide I explain how to remove a CD or DVD disc from a failed optical drive or not working laptop.
Let’s say the computer does not turn on but there is a disc stuck inside the optical drive and you want to get it out.
I think most people know this trick but some don’t. Continued