Taking apart Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB

posted in: 6. IBM & Lenovo | 9

Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB

Today I will be taking apart a Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB laptop. I will explain how to remove all the major internal components.

Let me answer a couple of questions before you asked them:

  1. Is it possible to replace just the keyboard without replacing the entire top case? It’s possible but not easy. The keyboard is riveted to the top case. Take a look at the last picture.
  2. Is it possible to upgrade RAM? No, it’s not. The RAM is integrated into the motherboard. It’s shown in the step 11.


How to replace LCD screen on Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-574G-54Y2)

posted in: 1. Acer | 2

Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-574G-54Y2)

Removing and replacing the LCD screen on an Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-574G-54Y2) laptop is a relatively easy procedure.

All disassembly steps should be the same or very similar for all other models in the Acer Aspire E 15 family.

The screen is mounted under the display bezel which is attached to the display back cover. It’s easier to remove the bezel if you start from the side.


How to disassemble Dell XPS 13 9343 9350 9360 Ultrabooks

posted in: 4. Dell | 0

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook 9343 9350 9360 disassembly

In this guide I will show how to disassemble Dell XPS 13 9343 9350 9360 Ultrabooks.

These Dell XPS 13 ultrabooks were announced and released as follows: 9343 (Early 2015), 9350 (Late 2015), 9360 (Late 2016).

I’m taking it apart in order to replace failed keyboard but you can use this teardown guide for accessing and replacing any other internal component.


Taking apart Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series 5759 5758 5755

posted in: 4. Dell | 0

Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series 5759/5758/5755

Today I will be taking apart a Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series laptop. This guide should work for Dell Inspirons 5759, 5758, 5755. All three models are very similar.

During the disassembly process I’ll go through the following major steps:

  • Removing hard drive, RAM modules and CD/DVD drive – STEPS 1-5
  • Removing keyboard and bottom case – STEPS 6-14
  • Removing cooling fan, motherboard and DC power jack – STEPS 15-22


Connecting two Macs to migrate data from one to another

posted in: Apple Products | 2

Migrating data from one Mac to another

Connecting two Macs in order to migrate data (user files, applications and settings) from one to another is pretty much straightforward and uncomplicated process.

As long as you can find the right cable that links two Macs together, you can start moving files in a few clicks.

Before you start, make sure the storage space in the target computer is large enough to hold the data from the old computer otherwise the migration process will fail.


How to disassemble Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W

posted in: 8. Toshiba | 10
Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W disassembly guide

Today I will disassemble a Toshiba Satellite Radius P55W laptop.

I will show how to access and remove the battery, hard drive, memory, cooling fan, DC jack, keyboard and other internal components.

There are a few different models but the teardown process should be the same or very similar for the following Toshiba Satellite Radius configurations:

  • P55W-B5112 (shown in this guide)
  • P55W-B5162SM
  • P55W-B5181SM
  • P55W-B5201SL
  • P55W-B5220
  • P55W-B5224
  • P55W-B5260SM
  • P55W-B5318
  • P55W-B5318D
  • P55W-B5380SM

Removing stuck DVD or CD from MacBook Pro

posted in: Apple Products | 0

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).