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Old 10-02-2005, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Taking the case apart on a Compaq Presario

I have a Compaq Presario 2140US laptop with a loose AC poser socket. I'd like to split the case but haven't found any instructions on how to do this. Anyone know of a link at all?

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Old 10-03-2005, 05:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You are not going to find one online.

If this is still under warrarnty, i suggest that you take it back to HP/COMPAQ.

If not, and if you feel up for a challange, this is what you do.

Remove your battery.
Remove your floppy and opticial drive (if you can)
Then look at the case, and start removing every screw that you can see.
If you see any round circles, she if you can peel them off as there might bee a screw under it.

Also check under the keyboard too.

After that, get a flat head screw driver and start seeing if you can part the frame. Don't push too hard.
If you feel any resistance, it means that there might be another screw in place. So you might want to check for any other screw,

Make sure you have a container to put your screws in.
It's best not to be disturbed while doing this too as you want to remember what screw goes where.

Just be careful and be focused when doing this.

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