Lenovo ThinkPad E490 E495 disassembly

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Lenovo ThinkPad E490 E495 disassembly (machine types 20N8, 20N9, 20NE and 20NG).

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.

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SSD and RAM upgrade in Dell Inspiron 15 3558

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SSD and RAM upgrade in Dell Inspiron 15 3558 laptop.

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.

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Steps to remove and replace DC jack soldered to motherboard

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Steps to remove and replace DC jack soldered to motherboard.

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.

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Replace the keyboard without replacing the top case

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Replacing only keyboard without full top case assembly.

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.

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Taking apart Toshiba Satellite S55t-B5273NR

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Taking apart Toshiba Satellite S55t-B5273NR laptop.

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.

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Dell Inspiron 17 7778 7779 2-in-1 disassembly

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Dell Inspiron 17 7778 7779 2-in-1 (model P30E) laptop disassembly.

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.

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Dell Inspiron 7591 2-in-1 model P84F disassembly

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Dell Inspiron 7591 2in1 model P84F disassembly.

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.

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