Removing stuck DVD or CD from MacBook Pro

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Macbook Pro with stuck DVD disc

Today I will show how to remove a stuck DVD or CD disc from a MacBook Pro laptop.

In this example I’m removing it from a 13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) but you should be able to use this guide for any other 13″, 15″ or 17″ MacBook Pro. All disassembly steps should be very similar.

On Apple computers you will not find the eject pin hole which is present on most PC laptops. If a DVD or CD got stuck in the optical drive, you will have to open up the laptop case, remove the optical drive and take it apart (partially).


Taking apart Lenovo YOGA 710-14IKB

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Taking apart Lenovo YOGA 710-14IKB

In this guide I’ll be taking apart Lenovo YOGA 710-14IKB laptop. I will show how to remove the battery, internal storage, RAM module, DC power jack and cooling fan.

Also, this teardown guide will help you get access to other internal laptop components.


How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 5559 5558 5555

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Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 5558/5559 disassembly guide

In this guide I will show how to disassemble Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop.

As an example I’m taking apart a laptop with product name: Dell Inspiron 5559 but also it should work for Dell Inspiron 5558 and 5555.

In this guide I’ll go through the following major steps:

  1. Removing the battery, hard drive, memory and optical drive: STEPS 1-8.
  2. Removing the keyboard: STEPS 9-13.
  3. Removing the bottom case: STEP 14-19.
  4. Removing the motherboard, DC power jack and cooling fan: STEP 20-27.


Taking apart Acer Aspire E15 E5-573-77S3

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Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573-77S3 disassembly guide

In this guide I’ll be taking apart Acer Aspire E15 Model E5-573-77S3. The disassembly process is relatively easy.

As always, keep track of screws. For this guide I’ll need a Phillips screwdriver, plastic case opener and tweezers.


Replacing failed trackpad on MacBook Air

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MacBook Air trackpad replacement

In this guide I show how to replace failed trackpad on a MacBook Air 13-inch or 11-inch laptop.

In my case the trackpad started working erratically. The cursor was jumping all over the screen and moving on its own even if the trackpad wasn’t touched.

TIP: if your trackpad stopped clicking, check the battery. It’s likely the battery is swollen and blocking the trackpad from moving freely. If the trackpad clicks properly with the battery removed, you’ll have to replace the battery.


How to replace 13″ MacBook Air cracked screen

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Replacing cracked screen on 13-inch MacBook Air laptop

Today I’ll be replacing cracked screen on a 13-inch MacBook Air. This laptop was dropped and the screen got messed up. The left side of the screen still displays normally but the right side shows only bleeding colors.

You can use this guide for replacing damaged display assembly on any 13-inch MacBook Air produced in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

We’ll be removing some internal components and screws so be organized, make notes. Keep track of the screws.


Replacing damaged headphone jack in 13-inch MacBook Air A1466

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Damaged headphone jack on MacBook Air 13

Today I’ll be replacing damaged headphone jack in a 13-inch MacBook Air laptop (model A1466).

In this particular case the headphone jack just started failing. In order to get any sound through headphones I had to wiggle the audio plug, find the right position.

This guid should fit all 13″ MacBook Air laptop models 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.


13″ MacBook Pro Retina – fixing no video issue by replacing display cable

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13 MacBook Pro Retina laptop

In this guide I will be fixing a 13″ MacBook Pro Retina laptop with “no video” issue by replacing the display LVDS cable. In this particular guide I’m fixing a Late 2013 model but all disassembly steps should be the same for 2014 and 2015 MacBook Pro Retina models.

I received this laptop with the following problem description: It turns on and chimes but has no video and no backlight. Video still works on the external monitor connected via Thunderbolt or HDMI ports.