In order to get the most from this laptop repair training you should really obtain a laptop to practise on.
It doesn’t matter if the one you pick actually works or not.
The best place to pick up a cheap laptop to practice on is Ebay, search for ‘broken Laptops’. The last time we checked there were over 10,000 laptops you could pick up to practice on. You can check yourself before moving on with the training.
We recommend that you do. Done that? Good. Imagine being able to buy, repair and sell those laptops! You can strip them down and sell the parts of simply fix and resell them.
For the majority of laptop repair jobs we have found that you will mostly only use a selection of precision screwdrivers and occasionally a soldering iron. We will cover the tools you require on the next page. If you have these already, great, if not then again Ebay or Amazon are a great source for these.
Try to create a place to work where you have plenty of space. Taking a laptop apart can produce a lot of parts that may need to be spread around to help keep a track on where they came from or to help you determine a fault. Remember that laptop parts can sharp and can scratch a table so make sure wherever you work you bear this in mind. We prefer to work on a piece of foam or cork board, rolled up foam is great if you need to take a laptop apart when working from a clients home.
Ok that’s an overview of what is required. Let’s have a look at some tools in a little more detail.