Solved I want to replace the motherboard on a Dell latitude- D830

November 24, 2013 at 19:22:29
Specs: Windows XP, 2.0 GHz
I have begun the process and have the keyboard off. Have never worked in a laptop before so would appreciate some step by step instructions. Thanks

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November 25, 2013 at 02:17:37
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Too complex and protracted to talk someone through the full process in detail.
All laptops are different. Some can be quite difficult to strip down and rebuild to/from motherboard level. It's easy to cause permanent damage to the likes of the ribbon connectors and such; some are 'wedge-locked, some a locked by means of tiny flip hinges.

Normally such a repair on an old laptop like this (2007?) would be regarded as, beyond economic repair, but if you've nothing to lose by it and maybe got the replacement board for nothing, then give it a go. It's a good learning experience.

Fortunately, Dell are pretty good and provide a service manual for this model.

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November 25, 2013 at 17:29:51
Peet100 has the answer. Dell manuals are detailed, just make sure you follow all the electrostatic discharge and other precautions contained in the Service Manuals.

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November 27, 2013 at 04:34:08
Thanks for the info, I will begin a review of this material in a few days

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