How to disassemble HP ProBook 5310m

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HP ProBook 5310m notebook disassembly

The following set of instructions was made for a HP ProBook 5310m notebooks.

I will show how to disassemble it in order to access and clean up the cooling fan.

Also, you can use this guide for replacing the keyboard and other internal components.


How to disassemble Gateway NV57H57u and replace DC jack

posted in: 5. Gateway | 0

Gateway NV57H57u disassembly

In this guide I will disassemble a Gateway NV57H57u in order to access and replace failed DC jack harness.

In my case the DC jack started failing and the laptop was charging only when the AC adapter plug positioned correclty.

Also, you can use this guide for removing the top cover assembly, replacing the keyboard or cleaning the cooling fan.


Taking apart Asus UL80J to repair DC jack

posted in: 2. Asus | 4

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

posted in: 4. Dell | 32

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.