[kwlug-disc] anyone out there have some skill in laptop repair?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Dec 7 14:14:30 EST 2008

john at netdirect.ca wrote, On 12/07/2008 8:46 AM:
> There are often manufacturer guides ...

Agreed. Disassembly is surprisingly easy, when you go at it with the 
aid of such guides. I've used such from IBM and Dell in the past. 

Even if you find you can't repair it, it's interesting and educational 
to take it apart. Which A. will have to do anyways if he's to have a 
look. You could help him out and disassemble it beforehand.

If it is just a broken or weak joint it will be reasonably apparent 
once you disassemble it. And you'll also see if it is something 
reasonably obvious and/or repairable. Or not.

Have fun.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert P. J. Day" [rpjday at crashcourse.ca]
> Sent: 12/07/2008 06:30 AM EST
> To: KWLUG discussion list <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] anyone out there have some skill in laptop repair?
>   i have an aging dell inspiron 9200 whose DVI video port saw so much
> use recently (plugging and unplugging constantly) that i think it's
> finally starting to self-destruct (just the port, not the entire
> laptop).  anyone have some experience with perhaps repairing/replacing
> that sort of thing that wants to take a crack at it?  or perhaps
> testing that it's fine and the problem is elsewhere?
>   the laptop isn't actually used for anything meaningful other than
> having acted as a source for a WUXGA-res video signal so, if it can't
> even do that anymore, it's kind of useless.
>   recommendations?

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