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Old 03-22-2011, 04:26 PM
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Does anyone know of any laptop repair training courses in the UK?

I found this one http://www.laptoptraining.co.uk/index.htm

Does anyone know of any more?

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Have you tried podnutz? not in the UK but if you get a faulty laptop and practice stripping it down and even replacing the dc jack.

The website does not include price or specific details about course times which I don't like.

Most of the stuff on the course is basic like what basic components and operating systems. Testing is the same as a PC and I don't think many people offer a service for IC replacement on a laptop.

the only things I can see that would benefit you are

Removal and replacement of DC Jacks, USB, Connectors etc.
Removal and replacement of screen backlights
Use of surface mount component reflow stations (if you have not used one before)
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Podnutz has a Laptop Repair Video series. They're pretty good although some of his methods are considered unorthodox by some people here in the forum.
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I can also recommend Podnutz.

However the best "training" I've had has been dismantling and reassembling old laptops myself. I've broken one or two along the way but its given me the confidence to work on them "for real".
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I wouldn't spend the money on a course like that.

Basic laptop repair (ie diagnosing and replacing components) is just common sense + experience. Advanced laptop repair (chips on motherboards) is, as a rule, out of the league of most PC repair shops or techs. The places that do a lot of advanced repair are set up with expensive IR stations reballing and the like. Plus you need proper electronics training and tools to diagnose anything other than the simplest mobo faults.
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I wouldn't spend the money on a course like that.

Basic laptop repair (ie diagnosing and replacing components) is just common sense + experience. Advanced laptop repair (chips on motherboards) is, as a rule, out of the league of most PC repair shops or techs. The places that do a lot of advanced repair are set up with expensive IR stations reballing and the like. Plus you need proper electronics training and tools to diagnose anything other than the simplest mobo faults.
Even with the proper tools it can come down to a guess between to IC's at times or in the case of a short, you can be lifting a lot of capacitors to find the faulty one. In these cases the time spent is far more than the laptop is worth.
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The problem with laptops is they keep changing, desktops tend to be the same kinda design as they always been but every laptop seems to be bolted together in a different way.
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You might want to try this:

http://www.fonerbooks.com/workbook.htm

...also available as a download.
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