Tip: For the Glued down screws.

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    corkie

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    Heat the tip of screwdriver with a lighter or in candle flame. Should make it allot easier to open the screws under the battery.
     
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    None of the screws were glued down on my AA1. If you get the screw too hot it may damage the post the screw fits into.
     
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    uf i know what you talkin, i have 2 hours problem with last scr. on wifi module, i heat screwdriver, even cut plastic with knife but at the
    end i finallly menage to resolve problem with that, but my nervs are not in good condition :roll:
     
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    hey THE LAST SCREW SCREWED MY LIFE

    i tried to open it for the last 40 minutes

    now the edges are melt down i can't lock the screw driver in it any more



    please help me is there a way ??
     
    FireSoul, Dec 22, 2008
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    donec

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    The only thing I can think of is to use a drill and drill the head of the screw until the head comes off. Try not to drill very deep because if you do it correctly then you have a chance of removing the screw with pliers or carefully with wire cutters once the cover is off since there should be a small & I mean small portion of the screw sticking up. Otherwise you will either need to just not place a screw in that spot or completely drill out that screw and replace it with a larger one.
     
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    mmm well i am not good at moding laptops actually this is my first time to open a laptop ( oh god i love DESKTOPS .. there is space for everything ) ... mmm thanks for the idea i kinda lost hope


    well this is the screw ( the one with the red Square around )

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    is there anthing important around it ? or below it ?

    once again thanks for your fast answer
     
    FireSoul, Dec 22, 2008
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    FireSoul, be very very careful with that screw. I am not sure of what is around there but I do know that it is the motherboard and thus if it is damaged you will probably have just a piece of junk left. I would advise you to take it to a professional and have it removed and request a guarantee against damage.
     
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    yeah yeah i know , .... sorry but now i am officially calling this screw the SOB , ..... thanks for your help gonna give some try on Thursday ... i trust some ones skills more than a pro :|

    gonna update you :D
     
    FireSoul, Dec 23, 2008
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    The SOB screw for me was the top right screw of the board on the right which was preventing my access to the SSD. I tried to cut a notch in the screw with my dremel, but my "notch" ended up too wide and rather useless. In the end, I just continued with the dremel and grinded away at the head of the screw. I nicked the board a few times near the head, but no harm was done luckily.

    After the fact, I was wondering if the SSD conversion was even going to be worth the possible damage. Although I have yet to get my CF card working there, at least the laptop is still functioning.
     
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    donec thanks for the TIP

    worked like a magic i was really scared but now i am typing this from my aspire one with 1.5 GB ram thanks to you :D

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah it felt so nice kicking it's damn head it was worth it

    and it went smoothly :D
     
    FireSoul, Dec 25, 2008
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    Haha. I had LOTS of trouble with the last screw on the battery cover. I realised I was wearing the head away and getting desperate.. So I very slowly and patiently cut away the plastic, until the casing was free. I was lucky, since this problem screw came up in a relatively simple area.

    Still, not that chuffed on it, its going to hurt the resale value a little when Ion netbooks come out... :( Plus any hope of returning the One back to stock and using the warranty if needed has now TOTALLY gone out the window... :D
     
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