Sony Vaio PCG-FRV31 Disassembly

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How do I take this thing apart?  I undid all the screws that I can see
on the bottom, two on the back, and removed the HDD.  I need to get at
the power connector to put in a new one, but I can't figure out how to
get the case apart.  What am I missing?

Re: Sony Vaio PCG-FRV31 Disassembly wrote:
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I've no experience with the FRV series, but if you have not yet removed
the keyboard, you will likely not be able to remove the interior screws
and bolts.  On many Vaio notebooks the strip that holds the power key
slides slightly to the left, lifts out, and the keyboard screws are then
exposed. Remove the keyboard (taking care for the ZIF connector
attaching the ribbon cable to the mainboard - lift the retaining piece
with the tabs at each end of the ZIF and the cable slides out with NO
applied force).

There are disassembly instructions available by posting at the
unofficial Vaio site:


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