When it comes to laptop repair you always want to find another solution instead of getting your hands dirty and doing it yourself. I’m not saying this is the easiest job in the world because it comes with big responsibilities. There are some things that you can’t fix, but plenty of them are easy to repair – even my grandma can do it. Don’t start repairing your laptop before you read everything you need to know about the problem. We are going to show you very easy and quick tricks for you to repair your laptop.
First thing everyone asks is what do I need to start fixing the problem. After you recognise the problem and understand everything you need to do to fix it, you need couple of things. First of all you need few screwdrivers (I’m always using Phillips head screwdriver type 0 and type 1), tweezers, electrostatic discharge (mat or grounded wrist strap), teflon wedge and needle nose pliers. After you get these things with you, take a look around you at the environment where you are going to repair your laptop. Do a backup of your hard drive because you don’t want to end up losing your files.
Remember to switch your laptop off and unplug it from the power source. Remove the hard drive and battery if you are not fixing a problem related to them.
Here are some points you need to write down or remember before you start with laptop repairs.
- Always use the best and the right tools for the job
- Fix only what you need to fix. If the fixing doesn’t require disassembling some parts, don’t do it.
- Test the laptop couple of times beforehand.
- Remember the parts you remove and keep them on the safest place possible.
- Friendly Tip: keep the screws you remove on the parts you remove in order to remember the right order.
- Observe the path of the connections and their working method before you choose to disconnect them.
- Make notes.
- Check the connectors and cables and make sure they are connected properly.
- DO NOT use screwdrivers to remove plastic parts because you can damage them.
- If some part won’t come out, look for hidden screws you have missed. There are some screws hidden under labels. If something doesn’t want to come out don’t force it, take your time. Breaking the part won’t fix anything.
- Take your time. This is a very needy and patient job.