[TriLUG] OT: Dell laptop model PP06-L
brian at strutmasters.com
Mon Jan 17 14:42:58 EST 2005
I can't speak for quite such "classic" hardware, but on newer Dell
Laptops, I've found the internal fasteners to be standard sorts.. Just
be sure you have jeweler's-sized phillips-head screwdrivers (#0 and #1
are a good bet) and a good set of precision Torx drivers (I don't
remember encountering any Torx in the last Dell I cracked, but that was
a long time ago, so my memory might be faulty).
<plug> Stanley makes a good set of precision flat-head and phillips
drivers, with nice thick rubberized shafts which are easy to grasp both
in "tweak style" and in "fist style" for those really stubborn screws.
Plus they come in a snazzy sliding-top case. </plug>
At any rate, replacing a motherboard may mean diving through several
layers of hardware, but as long as you keep your workspace organized, it
shouldn't be an overly daunting task for the evening tinkerer.
Greg Brown wrote:
> My wife works with a guy who owns a dead Dell P4 model PP06-L (big,
> giant beastly tank of a laptop). The motherboard is dead and he says
> that he can get a new one from Dell for a reasonable price. He has
> asked me to replace the motherboard for him. I have never opened a dell
> laptop. Is this something I want to even attempt? I have a feeling I'm
> going to have to deal with special tools, etc. I was just curious if
> anyone had ever tried this before.
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