How to disassemble Acer Aspire M5

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Acer Aspire M5

In the following guide I explain how to disassemble an Acer Aspire M5.

The full model name on the bottom sticker  says: Aspire M5-581T-6490.

Most internal components in this model can be replaced after you remove the top cover assembly.


Replacing cooling fan in Lenovo ThinkPad T410

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Lenovo ThinkPad T410 disassembly

In this guide I explain how to replace failed cooling fan in a Lenovo ThinkPad T410.

In my case the fan stopped spinning properly and the laptop was displaying “Fan Error” on startup.

Cleaning the fan fixed this issue for a while but it started giving the same fan error again soon.


How to disassemble Asus S56C

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Asus S56C laptop disassembly

In this guide I will disassemble an Asus S56C.

I’m taking it apart in order to access and remove failed iSSD module which is hidden under the bottom cover.

Problem description: My customer complained that his Asus S56C laptop with Windows 8 Pro OS on it started booting very slow. Reinstalling the operating system didn’t fix the issue. When resuming from sleep mode it was crashing with the following error: Power Driver State Failure.


How to disassemble Dell Inspiron 14z-N411z

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Dell Inspiron 14z-N411z disassembly

In the following guide I show how to disassemble a Dell Inspiron 14z-N411z laptop.

You can use this guide for the following procedures:
– Accessing and removing the hard drive, RAM (memory) modules, optical drive.
– Disconnecting and removing/replacing the keyboard.
– Accessing the trackpad and power button board.
– Removing or cleaning the cooling fan.