[TriLUG] OT: Dell laptop model PP06-L
john280z at earthlink.net
Mon Jan 17 14:54:58 EST 2005
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.
Greg, are you sure this is a "Dell Laptop" ? I just went over to the
Dell site to see it there is a service manual and they make no models
with"PP" in the model number.
If it is a Dell, get the service tag number, usually on bottom on
laptops. Should be a 5 or 7 alpha/num type such as "G99YT866" or so.
I have a phillips/torx/regular Craftsman set I got about 5 years ago
at Sears. I got tired of never having a good set when I needed it and am
very happy with this.
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