MACBOOK PRO 13 KEYBOARD REPLACE

Today in shop i replaced a keyboard and back light for Mac book Pro 13. When changing keyboard it is always a good idea to replace back light also in case it tears while disassemble. Here are some steps to take so that you can replace your keyboard without worry. This process takes some time to complete, so be sure to have a clean and clear work area with good lighting.

To begin make sure laptop is turned off completely. Once off turn over with laptop closed to see bottom cover. Then remove all screws, paying attention to where each screw goes.

Image 1/1: Remove the following ten screws:

Once all screws removed remove back cover.

First thing first, remove connector for battery along with screws. REMOVE BATTERY

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Now that batter is removed we can start next with CD ROM Drive. 20151120_102330

With plastic Pry Tool lift Hard Drive Ribbon connector.20151120_102349

Next unscrew Hard Drive caddy then remove.20151120_102447 20151120_102454 20151120_102542

Slowly move ribbon so that its no longer on top of CD ROM Drive20151120_102600

Next with plastic tool remove CD ROM Ribbon, WiFi/Bluetooth Ribbon, Speaker connector and camera cable.

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Next remove antenna cable and remove 5 screws to remove airport assembly and speaker.

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Once removed you should see 3 screws holding CD ROM Drive in place. Remove them ans remove drive.

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Once removed you can remove speaker located under drive and remove assembly.20151120_104145 20151120_104204

Next we will remove 3 screws holding Fan and connector20151120_10461620151120_104630 20151120_104639 20151120_104737 20151120_104755

After removing fan we can then start on removing the rest of the connectors including display ribbon.

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Next with t6 screwdriver remove Logic Board screw. 20151120_105248

carefully remove mic after removing screws then slowly remove Board and set aside on static proof mat

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Once board removed brace holing keyboard down with 2 screws20151120_10572320151120_105815

Now to remove keyboard back light. I didn’t bother being gentle with it because i’m replacing this part. In most cases you will have to replace it because they tear or separate. After removing you will be able to see all screws holding keyboard in place. including 3 screw holding mic

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Remove keyboard then replace.

Reassemble in reverse order. GOOD LUCK!!!

IF YOUR HAVING ANY KEYBOARD RELATED ISSUES FEEL FREE TO GIVE ME A CALL OR STOP BY FOR YOUR FREE IN STORE ESTIMATE. I SERVICE ALL TYPES OF LAPTOPS AND DESKTOP WITH ALL TYPES OF ISSUES. I’M AVAILABLE ALL WEEK AND SATURDAYS.

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Contact: (954) 228-7481

 

CHEAP DESKTOPS COMPUTERS FOR SALE

Here at CompguyUSA i repair all kinds of computers but also sell a lot. In these times everyone’s looking to have a reliable computer whether it be for working or for pleasure. This week we have a couple of computers for sale and at a reasonable price. If your looking for a computer that wont dissapoint call or stop by today and i can get you going.

In shop i sell Factory Spec referbished HP and Dell business class towers. Here are a few computers I am selling at the moment.

HP ELITE 8000 SMALL FORM FACTOR $200 (TOWER ONLY)

3 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo
E8400 PROCESSOR
4 GB DDR3-SDRAM
160 GB HDD
Windows 7 Home PRO
HP ELLITE 8000
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*OUTER CASING MAY SHOW LIGHT SCRATCHES BUT INTERNALS ARE ALL RE-MANUFACTURED BY OEM.
HP ELITE 6200 PRO SMALL FORM FACTOR $350 (TOWER ONLY)
Intel Core i3 (2nd Gen) 2100 / 3.1 GHz
4GB DDR3 SDRAM
160 GB HDD
Windows 7 Home PRO
HP ELLITE 8000
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*OUTER CASING MAY SHOW LIGHT SCRATCHES BUT INTERNALS ARE ALL RE-MANUFACTURED BY OEM.
IF YOU NEED A COMPUTER SERVICED OR JUST LOOKING TO GET SOMETHING MORE RELIABLE GIVE ME A CALL OR STOP BY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE. 

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DELL LATITUDE E6410 KEYBOARD REPLACEMENT

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TODAY IN SHOP I SERVICED A DELL LATITUDE E6410 HAVING ISSUE WITH SOME KEYS NOT WORKING. HERE IS A SHORT TUTORIAL ON HOW TO REPLACE KEYBOARD.

FIRST REMOVE BATTERY FROM LAPTOP TO PREVENT ANY ELECTRICAL SHORTING WHILE DIS-ASSEMBLY

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NEXT TURN OVER AND OPEN LAPTOP SCREEN

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RIGHT ABOVE “F” KEYS THERE IS A SMALL PANEL THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE. CARE NOT TO BREAK CLIPS.

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ONCE REMOVED UNSCREW 2 SMALL SCREWS HOLDING KEYBOARD. THEN USING BLACK TAB LIFT KEYBOARD SLIGHTLY THEN PULL TOWARDS SCREEN TO RELEASE KEYBOARD.

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ONCE REMOVED CLEAR ADAPTER OF ANY DUST BEFORE REPLACING NEW KEYBOARD.

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REASSEMBLE IN REVERSE ORDER.

IF YOUR HAVING ANY KEYBOARD RELATED ISSUES OR NOT SURE WHY YOUR COMPUTER IS GIVING ISSUES GIVE ME A CALL. I AM AVAILABLE M-SAT IF NEEDED. I OFFER FREE ESTIMATES ON ALL REPAIRS.

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iMac G5 20″ Model A1145 Hard Drive Replacement

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Upgrade your hard drive for more storage space.

Image 1/1: Orient the iMac face-side down on a table with the bottom edge facing yourself.

Step 1 Access Door

  •  Orient the iMac face-side down on a table with the bottom edge facing yourself.
  •  Remove the two Phillips screws securing the access door to the bottom grille of your iMac.
  •  The screws are captive in the access door.

Image 1/1: Remove the access door.

Step 2

  •  Remove the access door.

Image 1/1: Remove the three T8 Torx screws securing the front bezel to the rear case along the lower edge of the iMac.

Step 3 Front Bezel

  •  Remove the three T8 Torx screws securing the front bezel to the rear case along the lower edge of the iMac.

Image 1/2: Turn the computer over.

Step 4

  •  Turn the computer over.
  •  Use your thumbs to press both RAM arms in past the front bezel for enough clearance to lift it off the rear case.

Image 1/1: While holding the RAM arms in with your thumbs, lift the lower edge of the front bezel enough to clear the rear case.

Step 5

  •  While holding the RAM arms in with your thumbs, lift the lower edge of the front bezel enough to clear the rear case.

Image 1/3: Re-orient your iMac so it sits upright on the stand.

Step 6

  •  Re-orient your iMac so it sits upright on the stand.
  •  Insert a plastic card up into the corner of the air vent slot near the top of the rear case.
  •  Push the card toward the top of the iMac to release the front bezel latch.
  •  Pull the front bezel away from the rear case.
  •  Repeat this process for the other side of the front bezel.
  •  It may be necessary to apply several layers of duct tape to the top of the access card to aid in releasing the latches.
  •  If the bezel refuses to release, try pressing the lower edge back onto the rear case and repeat this opening process.
  •  Alternatively, you can use a strong magnet by holding it to the front top left/right corner of the display. You will hear a snapping sound when the hatch is released.

Image 1/1: Lay your iMac stand-side down on a table.

Step 7

  •  Lay your iMac stand-side down on a table.
  •  Lift the front bezel from its lower edge and rotate it away from the rest of your iMac, minding the RAM arms that may get caught.
  •  Lay the front bezel above the rest of the iMac.

Image 1/1: If necessary, remove the piece of kapton tape wrapped around the microphone and camera connectors.

Step 8

  •  If necessary, remove the piece of kapton tape wrapped around the microphone and camera connectors.

Image 1/2: Disconnect both the camera and microphone cables.

Step 9

  •  Disconnect both the camera and microphone cables.

Image 1/1: Peel the lower EMI shield off the lower edge of the iMac and off the two vertical 4" sections on either side of the iMac.

Step 10 Lower EMI Shield

  •  Peel the lower EMI shield off the lower edge of the iMac and off the two vertical 4″ sections on either side of the iMac.
  •  It is not necessary to peel the lower EMI shield off the display.

Image 1/1: Tape the lower EMI shield up against the face of the display to keep it out of the way while you work.

Step 11

  •  Tape the lower EMI shield up against the face of the display to keep it out of the way while you work.

Image 1/1: Remove the two T6 Torx screws securing the display data cable connector to the logic board.

Step 12 Display

  •  Remove the two T6 Torx screws securing the display data cable connector to the logic board.

Image 1/1: To disconnect the display data cable, grab its connector's black tab and pull it away from the face of the logic board.

Step 13

  •  To disconnect the display data cable, grab its connector’s black tab and pull it away from the face of the logic board.

Image 1/1: Peel back the two EMI tape strips from the left and right edges of the display.

Step 14

  •  Peel back the two EMI tape strips from the left and right edges of the display.
  •  During reassembly, it is helpful to use several small strips of tape to hold the EMI shielding along the left and right edges of the display footprint out of the way before lowering the display into the rear case of your iMac.

Image 1/2: Remove the four recessed T10 Torx screws securing the display to the rear case.

Step 15

  •  Remove the four recessed T10 Torx screws securing the display to the rear case.
  •  Bit drivers tend to be too short to reach these screws. Be sure to have a magnetic thin-shafted T10 Torx screwdriver on hand.

Image 1/1: Lift the lower edge of the display slightly out of the rear case.

Step 16

  •  Lift the lower edge of the display slightly out of the rear case.
  •  Disconnect both inverter cables (shown in red) by pulling their connectors toward the bottom edge of your iMac.

Image 1/1: Lift the display until it is nearly perpendicular to the rear case.

Step 17

  •  Lift the display until it is nearly perpendicular to the rear case.
  •  Disconnect the remaining two inverter cables (shown in red) by pulling their connectors toward the top edge of your iMac.

Image 1/1: While holding the display perpendicular to the rear case, pull it upward to peel off the EMI shield stuck to its upper edge.

Step 18

  •  While holding the display perpendicular to the rear case, pull it upward to peel off the EMI shield stuck to its upper edge.

Image 1/1: Disconnect the hard drive thermal sensor from the logic board by pulling its connector toward the top edge of your iMac.

Step 19 Hard Drive

  •  Disconnect the hard drive thermal sensor from the logic board by pulling its connector toward the top edge of your iMac.

Image 1/1: Remove the two T10 Torx screws securing the hard drive bracket to the inverter.

Step 20

  •  Remove the two T10 Torx screws securing the hard drive bracket to the inverter.

Image 1/1: Lift the left edge of the hard drive slightly, then pull it toward the left edge of the iMac.

Step 21

  •  Lift the left edge of the hard drive slightly, then pull it toward the left edge of the iMac.
  •  When reinstalling your hard drive, make sure not to push the rubber grommets through the chassis with the hard drive mounting pins as retrieving them may require removing the logic board.

Image 1/1: Rotate the hard drive out of the rear case.

Step 22

  •  Rotate the hard drive out of the rear case.
  •  Disconnect the SATA data cable by pulling its connector away from the hard drive.

Image 1/1: Disconnect the SATA power cable by pulling its connector away from the hard drive.

Step 23

  •  Disconnect the SATA power cable by pulling its connector away from the hard drive.
  •  Remove the hard drive from the iMac.

Image 1/2: Remove the two T8 Torx screws securing the hard drive bracket to the connector side of the hard drive.

Step 24 Hard Drive

  •  Remove the two T8 Torx screws securing the hard drive bracket to the connector side of the hard drive.
  •  Remove the hard drive bracket.

Image 1/1: Remove the two T8 Torx pins from the side of the hard drive.

Step 25

  •  Remove the two T8 Torx pins from the side of the hard drive.
Image 1/1: Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive thermal sensor off the adhesive securing it to the hard drive.

Step 26

  •  Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the hard drive thermal sensor off the adhesive securing it to the hard drive.
  • Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Article Source:

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iMac+G5+20-Inch+Model+A1145+Hard+Drive+Replacement/1147

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Asus ET2410IUTS Hard Drive Replace

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TODAY IN THE SHOP I SERVICED AN ASUS ET2410 ALL IN ONE DESKTOP NEEDING A HARD DRIVE REPLACEMENT. IF YOUR HAVING ISSUES WITH HARD DRIVE OF ANY KIND GIVE ME A CALL OR STOP BY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE.

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To start off remove power and any other usb / connections. Lay Display face down on flat soft area.

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Next remove small backing cover under display prop.

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Next remove prop by removing 4 screws

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Carefully remove prop from base

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next remove 4 black covers around corners to reveal screws

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Fifth screw is located behind/under label

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with all screws removed pry edges around casing to seperate. (careful not to force pry tool too deep)

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Hard Drive is located in the center, remove connections from drive alone with 4 screws around casing.

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unscrew Hard Drive from casing and install new Hard Drive.

Reassemble in reverse order. Be sure to reinstall an Operating system.

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Laptop RAM Upgrade

If you own an old laptop and want to make it run faster then maybe the easiest way  is upgrading its RAM. Read this post to learn how to make an Laptop RAM Upgrade.

Almost every laptop has a removable cover on its underside. Read your laptop’s manual if you can’t locate it. The memory slots are placed under this cover. Remove it and see if there is an empty slot for the new memory. If you don’t have a free slot available, then you will have to remove one or both  of  the existing modules. Before starting the upgrade see your laptop manual to find out what type of RAM is supported.

The most commonly used types of RAMs are listed below.

SDRAM PC 100/133

pin count – 144                                                                                             operating voltage – 3.3v

SDRAM PC 100/133 ; pin count - 144 ; operating voltage - 3.3v————————————————————————————————

DDR RAM

pin count – 200                                                                                                 operating voltage – 2.6v

DDR RAM ; pin count - 200 ; operating voltage - 2.6v————————————————————————————————

DDR 2 RAM

pin coumt – 200                                                                                           operating voltage  – 1.8v

DDR 2 RAM ; pin coumt - 200 ; operating voltage  - 1.8v———————————————————————————————–

DDR3 RAM

pin count – 204                                                                                           operating voltage – 1.5v

DDR3 RAM ; pin count - 204 ; operating voltage - 1.5v———————————————————————————————–

The 200-pin SO DIMMs  (DDR and DDR2)  are almost indistinguishable so be careful when you buy such RAMs. The only difference between them is  location of  the notch. If the notch is located further outboard, it indicates the DDR class of memory. When the notch is located nearer the center of the board, it indicates DDR2. These two types of memory are not interchangeable, and the different notch locations prevent incorrect installation.

ARTICLE SOURCE: http://pc-level.com/2009/02/laptop-ram-upgrade/

IF YOUR LOOKING TO UPGRADE RAM ON YOUR LAPTOP GIVE ME A CALL. I SERVICE ALL TYPES OF LAPTOPS AND DESKTOP COMPUTERS. STOP BY FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE TODAY

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Lenovo 500s Motherboard replacement

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Today i serviced a Lenovo 500s laptop that wasnt turning on or charging. I first test charger using on another computer and it was charging fine. Performed battery reset by removing battery and charger for then pushing and holding power for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. then connected charger only then tried to power on, but still no response. Next checked to be sure that charger was making proper connection to DC Jack and it was tight fit.

At this point laptop needs to be disassembled to test power to main board. (Board will be replaced)

First start by removing charger and battery to prevent shorting or shock.

Next remove 3 screws at bottom that hold back cover on. Lenovo 500s 6Next remove Hard Drive by removing 2 screws, then slide out of dock.Lenovo 500s 7After removing all screws (including the 2  holding the fan) turn laptop over then remove keyboard.  Lenovo 500s 9To remove keyboard, use thin pry tool (at the top) and slowly releasing section of keyboard from left to right and remove ribbon. Lenovo 500s 10Remove all connectors then with pry tool separate palm rest from bottom casing.  Lenovo 500s 11Next remove all connectors once again then screws from board, then remove.

NEW MOTHERBOARD PREP:

Remove fan and heat sink then clean. If your new board doesnt come with processor remove also. Be sure to clean old Thermal Compound before transferring to new board. Lenovo 500s 12Lenovo 500s 14Be sure not to apply too much Thermal Compound. This should be a good enough amount.Lenovo 500s 13Reassemble Heat Sink with screws in order according to numbers . Then reassemble laptop. Lenovo 500s 2

 

WE DIAGNOSE AND SERVICE ALL TYPES OF COMPUTERS ON THE DAILY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR JUST NEED YOUR COMPUTER LOOKED AT GIVE ME A CALL OR STOP BY.

WE OFFER FREE ESTIMATES

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Acer VA70 Repair

Today in shop I was able to service an ACER VA70 Laptop computer. Laptop was brought to me because the dc jack was pushed back preventing proper charger contact. At first sight there looks to be nothing wrong but when you connect charger you can feel it being too loose. ACER VA70_9I will give you a brief over view of how to disassemble to get to dc jack.

First be sure to remove charger and battery before attempting to open any laptop.

ACER VA70_10Remove Hard Disk Drive (to be safe)

Once all screws removed flip laptop over and carefully open Laptop to access keyboard. Be careful because the palm rest is in 2 parts.  The lower part lifts up and is connected with a small ribbon. ACER VA70_6Once removed there is one screw holding keyboard in place. Remove screw then keyboard can be removed. ACER VA70_4

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ACER VA70_1In this case the bottom casing was damaged preventing dc jack to stay in place, so bottom casing needed to be replaced. Of course there is more to disassemble to get to the board, but i would recommend bringing your device in to be looked at by a tech to prevent motherboard damage.

Give me a call today for your free in store estimate.

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Compguyusa Review Referral from Mr. Biggs

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SSD Vs HDD

Solid State Drive (SSD) vs Hard Disk Drives(HDD). Solid State Drives or SSDs are much faster than regular hard drives. I have been using SSDs for years now, upgrading my own PCs and my Clients computers. Better performance, faster boot time, fast loading of my browser, and improved online video, etc.

All of my computers that I use in my home of office will only have an SSD drive on board. When you have an SSD drive onboard your system, it feels like you’re using a real computer.

SSD vs HDD

SSD vs HDD