Today I will show step-by-step of how to take Fujitsu Lifebook P7230 out. I have no idea why I have a lot of Fujitsu system, but I can say that it's quite a good notebook. Although P7230 uses a bit different step from its predecessor, taking keyboard out is the first step of everything in most notebook. Thus, you will find much easier when trying to upgrade anything else. What surprise me most is you don't have to have even a screw driver to complete this job since Fujitsu decided to use a sticky tape + plastic lock mechanism to stabilize keyboard instead of any screw and it gets the job done nicely. (although the whole machine has a lot of flex, keyboard is not.
- Bottom of P7230 before doing anyting.
- Take keyboard out. Don't expect to unscrew anything though because you don't have to.
- Look closer to at the bottom of plastic bar that holds keyboard (that's P-series design). You will see what you have to do basically--slide to unlock.
- Well, what you have to do is lift the bar on the right, where the lock on upper side is. You have to put an effort little by little, not to break anything. This is only time consuming task.
- There is nothing in your way to take keyboard so far.
- Lift it up slowly; keyboard wire is really fragile. If you find it's sticked somehow, you can expect some sticky glue underneath, Fujitsu usually does that. Thus be patient.
- Here is the keyboard connector. Just pull up straight, you will get it.
- Yeah! we're done.
Here are the rest of the show :-P If you want to take apart the rest, what you have to do is just unscrewing them and tearing apart carefully. It's possible to upgrade WLAN to 802.11n or swap Core 2 Duo ULV in. That's going to be such a boost to the system.
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