Replacing a broken keyboard on the Dell Latitude D620 and D820 laptop

January 24, 2013 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Laptop Repair 

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Replacing a non-functioning keyboard on a laptop is very easy to do. We have had a few Dell D620 and D830 laptops come into our shop with broken or sticky keyboards that needed to be replaced. The process takes less than 3 minutes to do and only takes a small Philips screwdriver to complete. Read more

Replacing a display in a HP DV6700 series laptop

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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Laptops are still several hundred dollars so if your screen gets damaged what do you do? In most cases you can replace the display for less than $100. In the video here we will show you how to replace the LCD display in a HP DV6700 series laptop. The steps will basically be the same for any laptop from any manufacturer. The first thing you need to do is get a replacement screen. Read more

Clearing BIOS power on passwords on Toshiba laptops

February 6, 2012 by · 37 Comments
Filed under: Computer Tips & Techniques, Laptop Repair 

So you have a Toshiba laptop that will not boot up because it has a black screen that says enter password but you did not set a boot password, what do you do? We have had several customers come into our shop with this problem. They were messing around in BIOS and when they restarted the laptop this is what they had. On older laptops you had to dis-assemble the unit to get to the CMOS battery but the newer ones have a reset jumper that will clear the password and return the laptop to normal operation. Read more

Correcting a non-booting Dell Inspiron 1525 or 1526

December 18, 2011 by · 3 Comments
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The Dell Inspiron 1525 and 1526 laptops have a strange design issue. If you have one of these units that will not boot up this may be the solution. Check out the status lights, if the num lock is on solid and the caps lock and scroll lock lights are flashing then the CMOS battery needs to be replaced. Read more