In this guide I’ll be taking apart an Asus K52F laptop.
I will go though the following disassembly steps:
STEP 1-4: Removing the bottom cover and accessing main internal components.
STEP 5-11: Remove the optical drive, hard drive and fan.
STEP 12-19: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
In this guide I explain how to repair damaged keys on a MacBook Pro keyboard (unibody style).
In this particular case I’m fixing a MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop keyboard with two damaged keys but same steps will apply to MacBook Pro 15-inch and MacBook Pro 17-inch models.
I’ll take spare parts for repair from a damaged keyboard I have laying around. You can buy spare keys online.
If you have a few keys missing or damaged, it might take sense to buy the entire new keyboard instead of individual keys and use it as a donor.
In this guide I explain how to replace the keyboard on a MacBook Pro 13-inch (Late 2011).
According to Apple, the keyboard is part of the palmrest assembly and if the keyboard fails, the entire palmrest assembly has to be replaced.
This is not 100% correct. Of course, you can buy a new palmrest/keyboard/trackpad assembly and replace the whole thing but it’s possible to replace just the keyboard itself.
In this post I will go though steps explaining how to fix a MacBook Pro after liquid spill.
Not all liquid spills can be repaired but if you do everything correctly there is a good chance to get your computer back to life.
In the following example I am working with a MacBook Pro 13-inch but all following steps will be the same for all MBPs.
VERY IMPORTANT: After you spilled something on your laptop turn it off right away. Do not try to turn it on! It has to be disassembled for liquid damage inspection.
Sometimes, when you troubleshoot a MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air problem you need to turn it on without using the power button. Is it possible? Yes, it is!
In these laptops (unibody style) the power button is permanently attached to the keyboard. Basically, it’s a part of the keyboard as you can see on the following picture.
If the keyboard failed (let’s say you spilled liquid on it) and the power button stopped working there is a workaround for turning it on.
You cannot use this method to turn on your MBP on a daily basis but it is a good troubleshooting technique. It might help to figure our if the motherboard still works even though the computer doesn’t turn on when you push on the power button.
You can turn it on by shorting the power-on pads with a small flathead screwdriver for a couple of seconds. The power-on pads located on the motherboard. In order to access them you’ll have to remove the bottom cover and it’s very easy.
In the following post I explain how to pull apart an HP Pavilion dv6-3000 series laptop.
Also, this pull apart guide should work for HP Pavilion dv-4000 series.
This is my THIRD disassembly guide for HP Pavilion dv6 line. You’ll find line to other dv6 models at the end of this post. Continued
In the following guide I explain how to disassemble a Dell XPS 17 L701X laptop.
During the disassembly process I’ll go though the following major steps:
In the following guide I explain how to disassemble an HP G72.
This guid also works for Compaq Presario CQ72 models.
In this particular case I’m taking apart an HP G72-B57CL laptop.
I’ll go though the following major disassembly steps:
STEP 1-6: Removing the hard drive and optical drive. Accessing the CMOS battery, wireless card and memory modules.
STEP 7-15: Disconnecting and removing the keyboard.
STEP 16-20: Removing the top cover assembly.
STEP 21-26: Removing the motherboard.
STEP 27-30: Accessing the cooling fan and DC jack cable.
Today I post my second take-apart guide for HP Pavilion dv6 laptops.
HP Pavilion dv6 models have different body styles and they have different disassembly procedures. The following guide will work for dv6-6000 series.
In this particular case I’m taking apart an HP Pavilion dv6-6013cl.
You will find links to other dv6 models at the end of this guide.
In this guide I explain how to replace the LCD screen on an Acer Aspire 1830T series laptop.
In my case the laptop was dropped and it stopped displaying the image correctly.