Today, I woke up from a dream. I had a dream that I was disassembling my old MSI EX 460 Laptop (the one I mentioned previously that died on me, see: http://tomhuang03.blogspot.com/2012/06/getting-my-nerd-on-part-1.html). I lay in bed for a few minutes, debating with myself on whether or not I should go through with it, I weighed my options (warranty is already void, it's already non-functioning, I'll put everything back the way it was v.s. what if it can still be fixed, what if I break something, what if I can't put it back together) and then I decided, screw it, I'll turn this dream into a reality. So I got out of bed, took out my toolkit and laid out the laptop on a stable surface, which is actually just the foam mats I use for grappling. I tried looking for instructional videos and documentation to no avail, so I decided to go with the "unscrew everything from the outside in making sure to note down where each screw came from" method. I didn't get too far, I wasn't able to take the whole laptop apart as much as I had hoped/wanted to but I did get significantly far.
I was able to remove the optical drive and the Thermal Module as well as the Processor (Intel Core2Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz). But other than that, the case seemed to be held together by some other unreachable/hidden screws. Or I could be doing something wrong. I didn't want to force it and pry the thing open in the fear of breaking something. So after awhile, I put everything back together.
|(MSI EX460 Dis-assembly, Photo by Thomas Joseph Huang|
|(Intel Core2Duo T6600 CPU, Photo by Thomas Joseph Huang)|
I need to look into this possibility and do a little more research. All hope may not be lost for my dead MSI EX 460. Perhaps I can resurrect it.
If I find anything on the topic, then you will most likely see a new article regarding this.