[Novalug] linux laptop, is it worth repairing?
franklin at elfie.org
Sat Oct 10 15:02:19 EDT 2009
On Oct 10, 2009, at 1:05 PM, JRR wrote:
> JRR wrote :
> It can really help to take a high resolution photo of each major
> disassembly step and
> then make a list of every screw, nut, bolt, and electrical
> connector visible in that photo.
> At that point you can proceed to remove what ever you think
> comes next....... based
> on experience and other factors. BTW if you get a computer
> assembled in the
> Middle East ( ROFL ROFL ROFL) black is not ground, and red is
> not +5VDC or
> +12VDC. Some things you *might* disassemble like an automatic
> transmission, have
> extremely strong springs with a steel ball on the open end....
> just waiting for a beginner.
If you can find a teardown guide or video, it can save you a lot of
grief. A quick google search found .
I'll +1 the photo & list, but I'll take it one further: print out the
photos as you go and put the screws on the print outs where they came
from. Even one sheet with a picture of the bottom can help you
remember where all the little screws are supposed to live. If they're
very small or you're afraid the cat may jump up and scatter them, put
the screws in shot glasses or use scotch tape to hold them in place on
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