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
In this guide I will be taking apart a Lenovo ThinkPad L480 (type 20LS, 20LT) business laptop. The disassembly process is pretty much straightforward except for the keyboard removal.
Here are some pros and cons of Lenovo ThinkPad L480 design I found during the disassembly process:
– All screws on the base cover are captive screws which is very convenient for in-field repairs.
– All major components are easily accessible after the base cover is removed.
– It supports a regular 2.5″ hard drive and PCIe NVMe M.2 solid state drive.
– You need a special tool to remove the keyboard (there is a workaround).
In this guide I show a full disassembly of an HP Notebook PC 17-x116dx. This guide should fit a wide variety of HP 17-x Notebook PCs.
HP Notebook PC 17-x000 through PC 17-x099
HP Notebook PC 17-x100 through PC 17-x199
In this guide I will walk you through a Dell Vostro 5391 laptop (model P114G) disassembly. At the time of writing this disassembly tutorial, Dell Vostro 5391 is one of the latest models featuring Intel Core i7 10th Generation processor.
Also, you can use this guide for taking apart a Dell Inspiron 5391 laptop, which is very similar. I’ll make a dedicated guide for that model when I have a chance.Continued
In this guide I explain how to disassemble a Lenovo ThinkPad T570 or ThinkPad P51s laptop. Both models are almost identical. The guide will work for machine types 20JW, 20JX, 20H9, 20HA.
For your convenience, at the end of this guide I will link to the official Lenovo hardware maintenance manual which explains how to properly maintain or troubleshoot the computer in a case of hardware failure.Continued