Any help will be greatly appreaciated. Carefully lift up and remove the switch cover. Always remember to remove the battery before proceeding with taking the laptop apart. My thought was if I could locate a circuit diagram for the 6 slots which connect the laptop to the battery then I could rig a power source direct to replace the now flat battery. There are two latches securing the keyboard. Obviously, I would be better putting that money toward a new computer. Fortunately, this design doesn't make up rip the whole top off the body, just the blue sound cover I call it that because it holds the speakers , which is secured in at one point.
Use the screwdriver to remove the screw holding the lid in place. Now, you have an access to the hard drive to be removed. I can see one partitioned drive. You can remove these rubber seals with a sharp object. Remove two screws securing the memory cover. Once the upper part of the front bezel was removed it was only necessary to push up on the two tabs in the back of the top and then gently tap on the front.
Depress each one while gently pulling the panel away from the chassis a little at a time. I wish to God I had seen your site first. Don't try to lift it out before doing that or you will bend the connector's pins. Could i leave the screws just clip it out with a screwdriver- step3 or just follow the steps removing the screws until the cover for the power jack comes off. Remove all three screws found under the seals.
I followed all instructions and the place I got stuck on step 3 which is taking out the left hinge, how much power should I use to take it of? Like on most laptops, you remove the screen bezel, unscrew the screen, unplug the video cable and install new screen. I cannot tell without testing the laptop. Spoke with Sonystyle and they were no help. Lift up and remove the hard drive. Took a long time to assign a drive letter but the data was not accessible. Just give it plenty of time to dry.
The hard drive is held in place by four screws on the back side. I took it back to Best Buy where I bought it. The top also had to come off. Is there any way to test the fan without buying a new one and replacing it? Two questions: some of you changed the fan, are the replacements working with lower noise? In order to unlock the connector simply lift up the right side of the locking clip with your finger nail. Just in case, test your laptop with an external monitor. Anything else you could think of? It was necessary to remove the floppy drive in order to get to the lower left tab looking from the back for the upper part of the bezel. .
Note that unless you are very clumsy, it's very easy to do and it's not brain surgery. Once the four screws are removed the top part of the chassis will separate from the bottom. The hard drive is located in the bottom right corner of the lower part of the chassis. The third is in the back, after which the whole hard drive and cage lifts right out of the laptop. The manual may not show that as that's too factory ordinated details and usually isn't required. When I looked in the bios - the only thing I saw to change was date and time? In order to remove the wireless card, disconnect two antenna cable from the card, remove two screws securing the card and pull the card from the slot on the motherboard.
Like all things Sony, they sure do secure parts beyond any chance of breaking loose. Very clear instructions and photos are excellent. Have you tried a keyboard shortcut to switch from internal to external monitor? On the picture below the connector is shown in the unlocked state. In consequence, I need to use an external mouse. For the smaller ribbons, the black latch flipped upward and the blue ribbons came out easily. Until, I review it all, then maybe a more detailed answer.
If you do, there are easier and more entertaining ways see: Office Space; re: fax machine. First make sure that you have the correct tools to take apart the laptop and remove the hard drive. The instructions provide are absolutely fantastic. Remove the black plastic cover. Make sure you do this before a disk is entered in the disk drive as it will not work if you try to change the mode after the notebook detects a disk in the disk drive. Should I order a replacement keyboard? I really like this desktop and would like to keep using it.