We are now going to start talking about Comptia a plus 1001 mobile 1.1. Where we will talk about the steps we will go through to install and configure. Some laptops’ hardware and components. This section mainly focuses on components located around the keyboard area.
Now there is something important you need to understand about comptia a +. It not covers every scenario for removing components from the laptop because each laptop is different in how it is built and where the components are. To fix the laptop we need to go get it manufactures info. A wonderful tool you can use that has lots information on tear down and troubleshooting laptops’ is ifixit. It is a community based site that has tips and tricks on how to fix all types of electronics.
Before getting started on replacement of any component. One must factor the cost of new device vs repair cost: If we are replacing the component there are some important steps
- Before doing anything to the device make sure you review the owner manual and technical decimation for that model of device.
- Turn off the power, remove the power supply and battery.
- Make sure you have safe place to place and organize screws into.
To remove keyboard from the laptop you will need different sized Phillip screw drivers, anti static mat and container to place the different size screws.
The general steps are followed:
- Unscrew the keyboard bezel (the frame that holds the keyboard in place)
- Gently pull the keyboard bezel away from the laptop, exposing the screws that hold in the keyboard
- Unscrew the keyboard itself, lift it above the laptop casing, and
flip it over. This reveals the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard
to the laptop’s motherboard
- Disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard
With new keyboard follow with these steps:
- Plug the new keyboard’s ribbon cable into the motherboard
- Screw in the screws that hold the keyboard in the laptop
- Put the laptop bezel back on and screw it in”
Step 1 Battery
- Turn over the laptop So the bottom is showing
- Unlock the latch.
- Remove the back cover and you will then be able to see the battery.
- Unlatch the two latches securing the battery in the case.
Step 5 keyboard
- Remove the tow Phillips #0 screws securing the Keyboard on the laptop
- Turn the laptop over and lift the display to reveal the keyboard
- 4 tabs are located at the top of the keyboard, which lock it in place.
- Pry and twist the spudger along the top of the keyboard until each tab is released.
- Remove each of three cables by gently pulling them from their respective connectors
- Remove the keyboard from the housing
Put in the new keyboard following the same steps in reverse order
If we have to repalce the hard drive check the manufacture website to find the hard drive compatible with you laptop. When comes to a replacement for of old hard drive there several factors that need to be weighed against each other.
- Form factor
- Battery life
The types of hard drives you can choose are three types. Magnetic hard disk will have the slowest speed but cheaper cost when it comes to size of the memory. They have large form factors and not great battery life. The durability and reliability of magnetic disk is not great compared to SSD “solid state drive”.
SSHD “solid state hybrid” provide the nearly same speed as SSD “solid state drive” when booting, launching and loading. SSHD are slightly more expensive then magnetic disk by itself. Form factor and battery life is about the same as HD “hard disk”. The SSHD and HD share the durability and reliability.
SSD “solid state drives” are the most costly when it comes to storage size. They have the smallest form factor. SSD is very efficient in thier use of battery life. When it comes to durability and reliability it is the best option.
Once a new HD is picked we need to go through the removal and installation process. For some laptops’ you have to remove the whole chassis to get to HD. Other all you to do is remove the back protective case. In both cases it may be covered by a panel that has to removed. The HD will be screwed in by several screws. Those have to be removed and the sata drive connector has to removed from the HD. Putting in the drive you have to follow the same process in reverse.
- Find a clean and flat surface to work on. Turn off the system by pressing and holding the power button.
- Disconnect power cord and network cable by gripping the plug and pulling straight from the socket.
- To remove the battery, turn the system with the top down and the battery facing up and away from you.
- Slide the battery lock/unlock button to unlock, by pressing down on the tabs and sliding the lock outwards.
- Push the battery release button and slide the battery out and off the system.
- To remove the keyboard, turn the system right side up.
- Unlock the latch above the F8 key at the
top of the keyboard by prying up towards you with a plastic opening
tool. Continue along the top of the keyboard and unlock the remaining 4
- Note, the keyboard will flex when you pry on it, you are not breaking it.
- Lift the keyboard out from the top, until you can see the keyboard FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit) cable.
- Carefully pull out the keyboard cable. Note:
If you are not sure you will be able to get the cable back in the
correct way, mark the cable and the socket with a sharpie.
- Set the keyboard down in a clean flat space.
- To remove the base cover, remove all the screws from under keyboard using a J1 Phillips head screwdriver. There are 13 screws.
- Note, ten of the screws are size M2x8 and three are size M2x4, remember where they go.
- Flip the system over.
- Press down on the tab labeled door release until it releases. The tab is located on the lower right side of the system.
- Remove the base cover by removing the three screw opposite of the battery side.
What we have learned so far about comptia a + mobile
We learned great deal today. In our study of the mobile section of the comptia exam. The proper steps to take before taking apart an electronic. How to remove and replace a keyboard in a laptop. The different types of drives that can used in laptops’. The process to replace a HD. With this in formation we are one step closer to passing the comptia a+ exam.