How to open a notebook? (laptop)

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Koondaddy

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I have a compaq presario 1200 and I need to get to the motherboard, but I am having a big problem. I took the screws out of th ebottom and out of thelid that attaches to the board and I still can't seem to get to the motherboard. Any help would be appreciated. :confused:

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Koondaddy

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700mb80min Thank you so much for all the trouble you went through. Thanks for the link and I will post there.

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Had an old Acer laptop with the same problem. Once I removed the keyboard and then removed a screw that I did not see underneatch a sticker, the darn thing finally came apart.
 

Koondaddy

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I know, most computer/keyboards will have stickers over the screws so they know if you opened it....but there aren't any screws are under these stickers. One is the OS label and another is the model # label.

I haven't recieved any feedback from that other site yet either...Hmmm...

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Did you check the HP website (formerly Compaq)? I just had to disassemble an EVO-160, they had a complete maintenance manual with detailed disassembly instructions. It made the job easy, and there were some procedures that wouldn't have been easy to guess. :D
 

Koondaddy

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No rubber pads....I was able to get it apart. I did find this site: http://www.compaq.com/athome/support/msgs/1200/

My question is this now...the piece that is broken is a plastic piece that is cracked on both parts. In order to replace it, I need to replace the motherboard. Does anyone have a good idea to bond (mend) two pieces of plastic? Someone tried a gluegun but that didn't work. I have put a lot of super glue on it, but I am not sure that will work. This is the little plug that the power cable plugs into. Just looking for a resonable fix.

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What about plastic model glue? There is a liquid glue that melts plastic together. It worked really nice for me on my models. Just a suggestion.
 

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I use Epoxy to repair stuff like that. If possible, I also drill very small holes and use wire to "help" the bond, as well as give it more strength.
 

Koondaddy

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Great! Thank you guys very much. I will get some of that and give it a try.

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Koondaddy

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Ok, I got the laptop opened and fixed the part and closed it back up. I try to boot up and I hear the hard drive, but I get a white screen and nothing more. So the question is, what do you think is loose? I know I have to open it back up, but if I had some ideas of what would normally cause just a white screen that would be helpful.

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