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12-04-2001, 03:10 PM
Anybody know how to open these up to replace HD? The 4000Es came apart
via the KB, but these won't budge. Screws from the back ??
02-26-2002, 06:00 PM
Good golly, am I truely the reigning expert on this? To open up the TI-4000M, flip it on its back. Use a small phillips head screwdriver to undo the four screws along the front of the machine, turn it back over and dump them out -- spreading a towel on your table before beginning will both minimize damage to the case and reduce the likelyhood that the screws bounce off the table and under the refrigerator. You'll see lots of other screws but only those four need to be taken out to reach the HDD.
Now lift up the front edge of the keyboard and work around to the sides; you'll have to pull the left edge of the keyboard (upper) part out slightly (maybe 1/16") to free it. The right edge is secured the same way, by an internal hook on the bottom part but it usually pops free quite easily. Lift up the front of the keyboard and disconnect the ribbon cable that goes to the touch stick. The screws and connector for the hard drive will now be obvious and obvious precautions apply -- don't bend the motherboard or drop metal items in there. Reassembly is the reverse.
These are great little machines, still the only laptops I own.
Proving daily that the Peter Principle applies even to acolyte geeks ...
02-28-2002, 11:40 AM
Thanks Waltah, I had no clue which screws attached what.
Best Regards, Bill
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