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The Process Of Dissecting A Laptop
Transcript of The Process Of Dissecting A Laptop
There's a lot more to taking apart a laptop than you might think. It isn't just ripping it up or smashing it. Yes, there's a big difference between
a laptop and
a laptop. You have to use the right tools (and sometimes even your hands) to pull out screws and take out pieces. It takes a while, but eventually you'll get the hang of it. Here's a list of what you do to remove a piece:
You take out a screwdriver and try to remove the screws. This is probably the hardest part because there are
SO MANY OF THEM!
You remove all obstacles from the part. Example: if there were any wires connecting the part to another part, we would cut them using wire cutters (you'll learn more about those later).
When you have completed the list, you take out the part. Here are some parts we found.
Journaling The Parts
When we dissected the laptop, we didn't just take it apart and be done with it. We also had to journal the parts. Journaling is when you describe the part you just took out in your notebook. Here is a list of the information you have to include:
Its name. (Duh!)
What it looks like. Like, if it's the screen, you might describe it as a "big, black, reflective rectangle." You also have to include its dimensions (width and length).
Its function (what it does). If you were doing the battery, you might say, "The battery powers the computer."
A picture of the part. Now, this is probably the hardest part, because as laptop parts, they are sort of, um, complicated to draw. (More like impossible.) But you don't have to include every little detail. Just a general idea of what it looks like, as long as you can tell what the part is and other people can, too.
Your notebook will be in good shape if it has all this information in it.
Tools We Used
We used A LOT of different tools while dissecting. Wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, you name it, we used it! But we both learned a lot more about tools than we'd ever need. Here's a diagram showing some tools we used, and what their jobs are:
Parts Of The Laptop
11 1/4 in. by 5 1/2 in.
has letters, numbers and symbols on buttons that display on screen as you type
1 1/2 ft. by 8 in.
displays information on a laptop or desktop
The Process Of Dissecting A Laptop
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7 in. by 4 1/4 in.
spreads heat from the the cooler to cool the laptop and make it work faster
5 1/8 in. by 5 1/4 in.
plays disks inserted in the laptop
8 3/8 in. by 10 1/4 in
is the control center for the laptop, has many jobs and parts
2 3/4 in. by 2 1/2 in.
blows air over to the heat sink to cool the laptop
1 3/8 in. by 1 3/8 in.
helps data flow between laptop parts
We didn't include every part we found, but here are the important ones.
So, You Want To Know More?
Before we ask OUR questions, do YOU have anything you'd like to know? Something we didn't include, a typo or maybe just a curious question are welcome at this part.
A: wrench, pliers, screwdrivers, etc.
A Dissected Laptop:
Qs and As
Now let's see if you've been paying attention to the presentation. Here's a couple of questions to test you.
(1) What is one tool
we used on dissecting the
(2) What does the hard
(3) What is one of the
details you have to include in your journal?
What It Does
A screwdriver has a pointed head that fits into a screw to take it out. There are 4 types of screwdriver: flathead, Philips, stardrive, and squaredrive.
A wrench fits onto a bolt to twist it off.
Pliers pry out screws that are stripped or wedged in.
Wirecutters are just that: they cut wires.
2 1/4 in. by 3 7/8 in.
holds memory from a laptop
Batteries are needed in every part of the laptop. They are the power supply for the laptop and its parts.
Cases & Homings
There are many different types of cases and homings. Cases are just the covering for a laptop part, and homings are just that- a home or place to stay for the part.
(1) wrench, pliers, screwdrivers, wirecutters, etc.
(2) stores information from the laptop
(3) name, picture, dimensions, etc.