14.2. Replacing Laptop Components

You have your manual, screwdrivers, and screw container handy and are ready to go. Now you just need to figure out how to get to the defective component to replace it. It would be nice if we could just tell you one simple way to do this for all laptops, but that's not going to happen. Internal laptop structure varies widely between models as does how to get to the components.

In the following sections, we're going to assume you've figured out what's defective and needs to be replaced. We'll stay away from describing components and what they do, unless it's not been covered elsewhere in the book. The model we're going to use in the examples in the rest of this chapter is a Dell Latitude C640. This particular ...

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