[PLUG-TALK] Laptop disassembly

wes plug at the-wes.com
Fri Oct 21 10:26:26 PDT 2016

I have the proper tools for this. I'm planning to go to the convention
center later today, we could meet there? Or you can come to my place before
I leave. Or I can go to your place in between. Whatever works best.


On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 8:23 AM, Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>

>    I could use help in disassembling my Dell Latitude 2100 so I can replace
> the hard drive. I have step-by-step instructions but ...
>    The problem is one metric 2x5 screw in a deep hole that holds the
> keyboard
> in place. The head looks slightly dinged and my screwdrivers are not
> loosening this screw. I don't want to strip the Phillips head and it seems
> to have been tightened more than necessary. I cannot loosen it with pointed
> tip or rounded tip Phillips screwdrivers or flat blades of very small size.
>    The hard drive's dead in this machine and I have a replacement SSD but
> removing this one screw is holding up the process.
> Rich
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