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Old November 11th 05, 05:32 PM
pab1953
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Help!

Hit a deadend with removing the motherboard. Guess I'll try and read
the manual.

I've removed all visible screws, including the six on the I/O ports.
Most of the MB lifts up but there's resistence on the side with the
PC card reader.

Should I remove the PC card reader? Can't see how, even though I've
removed all visible screws.

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Old November 11th 05, 05:32 PM
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pab1953wrote:
Help!

Hit a deadend with removing the motherboard. Guess I'll try and read

the manual.

I've removed all visible screws, including the six on the I/O ports.

Most of the MB lifts up but there's resistence on the side with the PC
card reader.

Should I remove the PC card reader? Can't see how, even though I've

removed all visible screws.I did my 2100US board last weekend so here
is what my memory serves...Remove:

six "screws" for the I/O ports on the back of the laptop (you've got
it already)

two long screws from the PCMCIA card slots.

two screws that hold the hard drive "cage"

two (?) screws that hold a metal "shield," just left of the hard
drive

two (?) screws under the shield you just removed

one (?) close to the power connector

There were 1-3 others I believe, but they were obvious.

One last one...there are three screws holding down the
heatsink/heatblock on the cpu, you need to loosen (not remove) the
ONE towards the back of the laptop. Loosening this screw removes
pressure on the metal frame at the back of the laptop. JUST DON'T
Forget to retighten it when reassembling the unit!

The only other "hang-up" I had was the audio jacks where they
penetrate through the case. GENTLE prying or jiggling the MB shoud
allow these to clear. Otherwise the MB should just lift out without
any effort. So if it is still stuck, there is still a screw to
go...

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SG257

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Old November 11th 05, 05:32 PM
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Markwrote:
pab1953 wrote:
... you absolutely should replace it. It makes no sense to go

through this much
grief and not make the very best repair possible. ...

...It CAN be done; good luck!I

wholeheartedly agree!

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Old November 11th 05, 11:32 PM
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Confounded.

I've read the manual. I've read the posts. I've removed what I'm
supposed to remove (I'm pretty sure). And still the MB won't "just
lift out."

The biggest resistence is up near the heatsink and the two adjacement
I/O. Seems firmly wedged there.

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Old November 11th 05, 11:59 PM
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"pab1953" wrote in message
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Confounded.

I've read the manual. I've read the posts. I've removed what I'm
supposed to remove (I'm pretty sure). And still the MB won't "just
lift out."

The biggest resistence is up near the heatsink and the two adjacement
I/O. Seems firmly wedged there.


Get it done by a computer tech then you have a warranty if it is stuffed.


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Old November 12th 05, 05:31 AM
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pab1953wrote:
Confounded.

I've read the manual. I've read the posts. I've removed what I'm

supposed to remove (I'm pretty sure). And still the MB won't "just
lift out."

The biggest resistence is up near the heatsink and the two

adjacement I/O. Seems firmly wedged there.Take a pic and post/link
it. Then maybe one of us can pinpoint it for you.

It should just tilt out, pivoting along the back edge a bit, then lift
out completely. Until it does this easily, something is still
remaining that must be removed.

SG257

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Old November 13th 05, 03:31 PM
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Default Presario 2100 broken power connector

Got the board out -- with the help of a computer repair guy (I'd
removed everything correctly, I just didn't know how to tug the board
loose).

A small piece of plastic came off the power connector, so I guess I
need a new one.

Is eBay the best source?

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Old November 13th 05, 05:32 PM
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pab1953wrote:
Is eBay the best source?It was for me. Less than $6 shipped to my
door in two-three days. Search eBay for compaq
presario 2100 jack should get it. The vendor I used
is also selling lots of 10 jacks for
22.99 buy-it-now instead of 2.99 (so obviously don't choose that one
unless you have 9 more laptops to fix...). You may find one for
less, and if you can [b:9fcf29d244]and [/b:9fcf29d244]they can get it
to you within two days go for it. Otherwise, I'd go eBay.

ps, match the picture on eBay with the jack on your board.[/i]

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Old November 14th 05, 06:32 PM
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W00t! Thanks for the luck, as I got mine working too, I had a 2500
though. So here's a note to all other people w/ this problem:

Your laptop will be 100% dismantled for this repair. As long as
you're a confident person, all you'll need to fix is the $5 part from
EBAY, a soldering iron and solder from Radio Shack for $8, a small
phillips screwdriver and some needle nose pliers.

Take it all apart, you'll have the motherboard in your hand as you'll
need to un-solder the from the bottom of it. Heat up the 3 pieces
and pry that pos off. Place new one on, apply a 3 beads of solder in
the correct places. Put it back together and turn it on... took me 90
mins and I have no soldering experience whatsoever and had to solder
the fan jack on my mobo that I snapped off by accident too. One more
thing is I re-greased my processor w/ Artic Silver while it was apart
and it runs about 5 degrees cooler now

Disclaimer: This website nor Wanzi are responsible for you're n00bish
efforts at fixing bad powerjacks on your laptop. If things go wrong,
let it be known that these are words of advise and should be
addressed w/ caution and at your own risk.

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Old November 21st 05, 02:31 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Thanks for the manual - the R3000 instruciton worked for me!

 




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