14.1. Disassembling and Reassembling Laptops

Desktop computers often have a lot of empty space inside their cases. This lets air circulate, and also gives the technician some room to maneuver when troubleshooting internal hardware. Space is at a premium in laptops, and rarely is any wasted. With a desktop computer, if you end up having an extra screw left over after putting it together, it's probably not a big deal. With laptops, every screw matters, and you'll sometimes find yourself trying to visually identify miniscule differences between screws to make sure you get them back into the right places.

Even though repairing a laptop poses unique issues, most of the general troubleshooting and safety tips you use when troubleshooting a desktop ...

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