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Old 03-23-2009, 09:46 PM
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Is it just me or is it impossible to open a laptop without breakin one or two plastic clips? I use a plastic tool and try to be very gentle but it never fails. I am beginning to think they make them easy to break so that they can tell if they have been opened up when sent in for warranty work lol.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:24 PM
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I use my fingers most of the time, just pop the back out first
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:39 PM
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i know how you feel, but it will get a bit easier as time goes on, me iam still at the point where i dred opening up a laptop to expose the guts. It takes me alittle longer then probably most people but hey i can do it. Sometime i will get it almost all the way off then 1 damn coner just doesn't want to come undone. When that happens i just walk away for a bit then get back at it after i have had a chance to collect my thoughts. I find that normally works if i start getting frustrated i just take a time out and work on something else.
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service manual + tools = no broken clips
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:52 AM
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service manual + tools = no broken clips
I agree with pc fixed right, with a service manual you shouldn't have any broken clips, it pays to get the service manuals they are cheap and sometimes even free online, and it saves you alot of work.

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Old 03-24-2009, 03:55 AM
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Sometimes you just can not help but break a clip or two. Seems to go with the repair job. When you have big hands like I do...it is never easy to not break a clip even when I am taking my time and being carefull. It depends on the book too. Some seem to come apart a lot easier than others.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:35 PM
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I find the service manual to be essential, but even with it somtimes you end up with a broken clip. Most times the clip that breaks is on a part I'm replacing however so it's not a big deal.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:37 PM
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Hmm, never broke a clip but I have only taken apart about 50 laptops. They are usually pretty straight forward.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:48 PM
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I've only broken maybe 3 in my time. All three happened on the same type of machine. I was changing the display on a lenovo (IBM at the time) laptop. The front bezel would often have a weak clip that would just let go, however they shipped a new bezel with every screen so I think they saw it was common thing to have happen.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:41 PM
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Laptops have flimsy thin plastic everywhere, I usually do fine but everyonce and a while I do break something. Usually no big deal, but it is annoying. I hate taking laptops apart.
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