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Re: removing a laptop cover

__/ [ Binky ] on Monday 27 February 2006 09:46 \__

> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:dtsv60$54e$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> __/ [ loon@xxxxxxx ] on Sunday 26 February 2006 13:16 \__
>>> Hi Could anyone tell me how I get the back off an advent  laptop, my
>>> power  conneciton inside the laptop has come loose. I undid all the
>>> screws on the base but the cover is still stuck on tight. are there
>>> any clips i need to look for or does it require a bit of force to
>>> prise the covers apart ? TIA  for any replies.
>> I don't know the Advent, but I have opened my laptop many times before, my
>> PDA too. If the laptop has not been opened before, it is possible that it
>> has a light layer of glue that requires force to get it loose. I don't
>> know
>> if this is intended to protect users from themselves, protect the laptop
>> from water or maybe serve as a 'chastity belt'. Just make sure you have
>> searched every little corner of the laptop for yet another screw as to
>> avoid
>> screwing up the cover.
>> There are two point to look out for: the order in which you expose the
>> laptop, opening it one part at a time. The second: look for mechanisms
>> that
>> are 'pressable'. There are sometimes locking mechanisms that require two
>> hands and a screwdriver (or the likes of that). Don't forget to search the
>> Web for prior advice on this matter, if you have not done so already.
>> Happy digging,
>> Roy
> Look for screws located inside covered areas like the battery compartment
> or the RAM slots. The lock down nuts on the RS232 /joystick ports on the
> back can cause problems too when removing the case.

Good point. The battery compartment had one tubborn screw in my Compaq
Presario. This is something you only come to realise when you pull off the
cover and there is one little 'field of gravity' that pulls in resistance.
This soon reveals all those hidden screws...

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