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How to take apart old, excellent running laptop for maintainence

\015 I've had this Acer Laptop Aspire 3002NLC since May 2005. It's upto date. Except that I replaced a new battery, and added 2 GB RAM. I do a little cleaning now and then, like removing dust from all the vents & inside all the removable plates, swabbing with cleaner, etc. The laptop lokks spanking new and behaves exxcellently. NOW ! I need to see whats inside, and get ready to replace the CMOS battery/ DVD-RW drive, & maybe tinker around with a mysterious slot which i feel is for the Wi-Lan/Bluetooth. I am thorough in electronics....BUT how to take apart the machine. I managed to get it into a lot of pieces, and got stuck when the base wouldn't split ; even after removing ALL screws. I really do love this computer, and would like to have it with me for some more time. Any help will be much appreciated\015

Answers :

When you have removed all the screws from the bottom of the laptop, and there may be screws in locations where the main battery, hard disk and CD/DVD drive was installed, Also there may be screws under the keyboard.
\015\012You need to remove the LCD screen (ie the hinges). You also may need to remove the plastic panel that houses the LED and push switches to get access to the video cable etc.
\015\012You should now be able to separate the case.
\015\012The two half of the laptop case are held together with plastic clips.The best way to separate the case is to start near a openning near the CD/DVD drive slot and gently prize the case apart until a clip catch releases and then work around the edges of the case in both directions until all the clips release.
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\015\012I have found this method works best on various laptops.
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