Disassembly Instructions for a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo

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The Fujitsu Siemens Amilo is a laptop personal computer. As with many modern laptops, it is designed to be disassembled quickly in order to replace damaged parts or diagnose problems. You may think that only a certified computer tech can perform this task but if you have a few extra minutes you can open up the unit yourself, even if you don't know much about computers.

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  • Phillips screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Turn off the laptop and unplug the power cable.

  2. 2

    Close the display screen and turn the unit over. Unplug the battery pack from the bottom of the unit.

  3. 3

    Use your screwdriver to remove all screws on the bottom of the computer.

  4. 4

    Turn the unit right side up and open the screen.

  5. 5

    Locate the rectangular panel that sits above the keyboard. Use the tip of your screwdriver to pop the cover off and expose screws underneath.

  6. 6

    Remove the screws above the keyboard.

  7. 7

    Slide the keyboard slightly down and lift it up. Unplug the screen ribbon cable from its port at the back of the keyboard. Set the keyboard aside.

  8. 8

    Locate the rectangular RAM module on the right side of the top of the computer. Pull the retainer tabs at either end of the module outward and the module will pop up. Remove it and set it aside.

  9. 9

    Locate the rectangular hard drive on the left side of the top of the computer and slide it down to unplug it from its connector. Set it aside.

  10. 10

    Remove all screws from the remaining metal panel on top of the computer and remove the panel to expose the motherboard.

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