In this guide I show how to disassemble a Lenovo ThinkPad E490 or E495 laptop. All disassembly steps should work for machine types 20N8, 20N9, 20NE and 20NG.
I’ll start this disassembly process with the keyboard removal because it can be done without removing any other part. After that I’ll show how to remove the base cover and access all internal components.Continued
In this guide I’m taking apart a Dell Inspiron 15 3558 laptop (model P47F) for adding more RAM and upgrading from a regular hard drive to SSD. In order to access the original hard drive and memory slots it’s necessary to remove the laptop base cover and keyboard. There is no service hatch on the bottom in this model.
Dell Inspiron 3558 has one SATA connector for 2.5″ hard drives and two memory slots. You can install up to 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600 memory modules.Continued
In this guide I’m taking apart a Lenovo ideapad FLEX 4 laptop.
You can use these instructions for one of the following Lenovo ideapad FLEX 4 models:
Ideapad FLEX 4-1570 | ideapad FLEX 4-1580
Ideapad FLEX 4-1470 | Ideapad FLEX 4-1480 | Ideapad FLEX 4-1435
All these models are almost identical except for one screw location on the base cover.
Soldered DC jacks are very common these days. A wide variety of laptop motherboards have the DC jacks built-in and it is not very convenient for repair.
In this post I explain the steps I go through during the process of removing and replacing a regular DC jack soldered to a regular laptop motherboard. A full description of the equipment and supplies shown in this guide available here.Continued
Today I show how you can replace only the keyboard without replacing the full laptop top case even though the keyboard is not removable. This is a DIY hack so proceed at your own risk but I guess you have nothing to lose anyway.
You will need a cheap disposable soldering iron as we are going to melt some plastic. A $3.99 iron from Harbor Freight will work just fine for that. Prepare to work in a well ventilated area because it’s going to stink.Continued
In this guide I’m taking apart a Toshiba Satellite S55t-B5273NR. My goal is removing the hard drive but I will show how to remove other internal components too.
This guide will work for some other models in the Toshiba Satellite S55t-B computer line: S55t-B5134, S55t-B5136, S55t-B5150, S55t-B5152, S55t-B5158, S55t-B5165, S55t-B5261, S55t-B5271, S55t-B5335, 5382.Continued
This guide will walk you through the Dell Inspiron 17 7778 7779 2-in-1 laptop (model P30E) disassembly. This is an easy model to take apart. All internal components are easily accessible under the base cover.
This disassembly guide should fit most of your needs but if you need more detailed instructions, you will find a link to the official Dell Inspiron 17 7779 2-in-1 service manual at the end of this post.Continued
In this guide I show how to disassemble an HP Pavilion x360 14m-ba114dx Convertible PC (2017 model).
You can use this guide for many other models in the HP Pavilion 14m-baXXX x360 computer line: 14m-ba011dx, 14m-ba013dx, 14m-ba014dx, 14m-ba015dx and probably some others.Continued
In this tutorial I explain how to disassemble a Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15API Touch laptop (model name 81QG).
You can use these instructions for taking apart many other models in the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 computer line. All disassembly steps should be very similar for 15″ and 14″ models 81N8, 81QF, 81N7, 81NC, 81NB.Continued
In this guide I disassemble a Dell Inspiron 7591 2-in-1 (model P84F) laptop. At the time of writing this guide (December 16, 2019), Dell Inspiron 7591 is one of the latest models in the Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 computer line.
This laptop featuring a 10th generation Intel Core processor and supports a PCIe NVMe Gen.3.0 x4 SSD.Continued