Looking for someone who knows how to disassemble laptops

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  1. sjaeger172004

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    Apparently I made my Optical Drive bay a 2nd Hdd bay and apparently it was the wrong adaptor and cant get it out again the problem is the SSD I but in doesn't fully connect to the Sata port.

    I am guessing Dis assembly is required was wondering if someone in Sydney would be able to help me out.

    Thank you so much

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    Update....

    Well I was able to get a butter knife between inner Laptop and caddy and wiggle it out .

    noticed the old Blu-ray burner had detachable screw hole holder and b\put it onto caddy as well as the detached the old front of Burner and Attached to caddy just clips in no screws.

    Thanks guys

    Another success from The OCOW team :p

    Dam looks like the SSD Failed as tried in the Laptops original HDD bay and cant detect it and when I put the original Optical drive it reads dvds
     
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    What laptop is this? There are heaps of disassembly videos on youtube if its a major brand like Dell
     
  3. looktall

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    The sata port for optical drives is usually a mini sata port.
    Not directly compatible with an ssd without using an adapter.

    What brand and model is the laptop?
     
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    laptop is a HP Pavilion Dv6-2119tx (WF606PA)

    It originally worked with a HDD caddy
     
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    Is the ssd in the hdd caddy?
     
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    yes but looks like loose connection between sata port and caddy and have issues taking the caddy out
     
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    You should be able to remove the caddy in the same way as you removed the optical drive.

    There's usually a screw on the bottom and a tab that you can lever with a screwdriver to push it out of the recess enough to grab it with your fingers and pull it out.
     
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    will give it another try tonight will post photos when I get home
     
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    caddy does have much of handle/black part near the hand as I tried before as tried that 1st then left it so it wouldnt break
     
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    Ah yeah. See what you've done wrong there is not take the rear bracket off the optical drive and screw it onto the caddy.

    I have several very similar.
    Some came with brackets and some didn't.

    The bracket is the only thing locking the caddy into the slot.

    If you turn the laptop on its side with the optical drive slot facing down and give it a few taps from the upper side you might get it out.

    Otherwise you should be able to push it out as per the previous instructions.
     
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    yeah didnt know dam guess u learn by screwing up eh haha
     
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    That, or tertiary degree, and even then they're not useful until you learn what's useful by whether it screws up or not.

    Seriously so long as you don't do something silly like break plastic or strip screw heads or ruin a thread by putting a bigger screw than it should be, its all good. Just wait til you throw yourself in the deep end with a 20yr old v8 beemer :)
     
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    Update....

    Well I was able to get a butter knife between inner Laptop and caddy and wiggle it out :).

    noticed the old Blu-ray burner had detachable screw hole holder and b\put it onto caddy as well as the detached the old front of Burner and Attached to caddy just clips in no screws.

    Thanks guys

    Another success from The OCOW team :p
     
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    Didnt break anything well TAFE doesnt teach anything about laptops :( I should know I have 2 cert 3's (Networking and Support).

    I am just thankfull I didnt break anything :)
     
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    Dam looks like the SSD Failed as tried in the Laptops original HDD bay and cant detect it and when I put the original Optical drive it reads dvds

    SSD (VERTEX 2) looks like its dead as cant be seen in Laptop main HDD bay or in Desktop PC
     
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