Taking laptop apart

By FLTraumaRN911
May 1, 2007
  1. I have taken the screws out and have seperated the case. Problem is the is a flat cable that attaches the screen to the video port and the MOBO how do these seperate to take unit fully a part. Pics or illustrations would be great. Visual learner LOL thanks Bill
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Each laptop is differently constructed. What is the brand and model of what you are attempting to disassemble?
  3. FLTraumaRN911

    FLTraumaRN911 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    It is a Dell Inspiron 8100
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Have you searched for a service manual on the Dell website? I found a manual for my thinkpad which basically told a service engineer how to completely disassemble it.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    there is a small plastic ring or retainer that needs to be carefully lifted just enough to release the flat cables. To reassemble, insert the flat cable and push down the plastic retainer
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