How to Dismantle an Amilo Laptop

Written by carl pruit
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Occasionally, the Fujitsu Amilo laptop overheats. When this happens, you will need to clean the cooling fan for the system to work properly. The only way to get to the cooling fan is to dismantle the laptop to take the cooling fan off the main board. Dismantling the Amilo laptop is not difficult, but will take some patience and an hour or two. You can save time and money by dismantling the laptop yourself.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn off the Amilo laptop and remove the power cord from the electrical socket. Close the display cover and unfasten the two screws on the back side of the laptop with a screwdriver.

  2. 2

    Open the display cover all the way. Unfasten the four screws holding the cover brackets onto the case with a screwdriver. Unplug the flat ribbon cable connector from the display cover and set the cover out of the way.

  3. 3

    Unfasten the four screws on the top of the keyboard with a screwdriver, then turn the keyboard upside down. Remove the flat ribbon cable connector from the back of the keyboard and set the keyboard out of the way.

  4. 4

    Detach the three flat ribbon cables that are fastened to the mainboard by hand. Remove the screws that secure the laptop chassis to the case with a screwdriver. Lift the chassis top off the laptop base and unfasten the screws holding the mainboard to the base with a screwdriver.

  5. 5

    Remove the mainboard from the Fujitsu Amilo laptop.

Tips and warnings

  • To avoid damaging the laptop, ground any metal tools before using them on the laptop components.
  • Unplug the power cord of the Amilo laptop from the electrical socket before attempting to dismantle the computer.

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