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By anonimouse (Wed May 28, 2014 at 05:58:14 AM EST) (all tags)
...I dropped it.

In doing so, I cracked the base case by the hinges, and the crack spread. Also over time, the laptop has become prone to overheating.

So I got a new case and with some trepidation set about unscrewing my laptop with the aid of the Technical manual and a Youtube video. I am amazed about the number of screws used to hold one of these things together.

Here it is....


The vacuum cleaner in the background was for subtly removing the dust from the fan. Also found inside the fan was a small feather....

Further on in the rebuild with screen attached... must clean the screen...

We can rebuild you

So I put it in the new case, found that one of the screws doesn't seat properly, but apart from that everything works and is much quieter.

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are you familiar by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed May 28, 2014 at 08:16:45 AM EST
with the difference between a vacuum and a van de graaff generator?


Note: in practice getting rid of the dust seems to far outweigh any ESD dangers.

Yes... by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed May 28, 2014 at 09:20:57 AM EST
The danger you speak of is part of the reason why blow is better than suck in most dusting situations for electronics.

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I was using the MacGyver manual by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed May 28, 2014 at 10:41:25 AM EST
I didn't have anything which blew air (not even a hairdryer) so this was the best alternative.

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Damn by yankeehack (4.00 / 2) #3 Wed May 28, 2014 at 09:57:10 AM EST
one unseated screw in a rebuild is not bad, jedi master.
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