Step Two Taking it apart continued

The next thing that needs to be done is removing of the palmrest. (This particular model) The palmrest is released from the rest of the assembly by the removal of 5 screws on the bottom of the laptop. These are indicated here by red arrows They are also indicated on the bottom of the laptop by a circle with the letter 'P' inside of it next to the location of each screw. The electronic components of the palmrest are disconnected from the main circuit by...

P M

The chip has 8 leads, can comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. It is part of a larger family of serial storage chips which includes the 24LC02, 24C04, 24C06, and 24C16. (The last 2 numbers in the name refer to the number of Kilo-Bits that the chip can store.) The one which was used in the demonstration was a ceramic encased surface mount DIP chip which is based on the design shown on the left. I have seen and heard about people who offer to sell new blank 24C02 chips to people, so they can...

Inspiron 8000 8100 8200 Latitude C800 C810 C840

Dell Latitude C810 Keyboard Disassembly

Disassembly of the Inspiron 8100 8200 can be accomplished rather easily. The only external component necessary to remove is the keyboard. The screws shown by the blue arrows need to be removed from the bottom of the case. For clarity, they are marked on the case by an encircled 'K', to differentiate them from screws for the palmrest, display, and memory. (Luckily, the original creators of the laptop did not give all these parts names beginning with the same letter. It's always a good idea to...

Culmination Actually doing the deed

Dell Latitude D630c Bios Chip

This is the page that you all came here for. Where we get down to business, and Do it. An enigmatic French invention, The Paperclip, will be used to master and overwhelm the power of one of the marvels of today's cutting edge technology, the microchip. First the paperclip which was requisitioned at the beginning of the procedure is gotten in hand if it has not been lost or misplaced by now, otherwise another conveniently available paperclip is used. The paperclip is then unbent and, stripped of...

Inspiron XPS Gen2 M170 9300

Dell D630 Short Circuit

The chip C24O4N is located on the bottem of the laptop right next to the two DIMM slots. short the pins 3 and 7 IMMEDIATELY AFTER hitting the power button. The chip on this model is located under the processor itself. The only method I have been told of, as I have not had a chance to work on one of these models myself is by soldering or otherwise attaching 2 small wires insulated or covered wires to the leads legs of the chip. Then running them out of the laptop where they can be connected...

An explanation of whats going on with the laptop

This is the prepatory section where I explain some things about the chip, CMOS, asset and service tags, and passwords so that you will have a good grasp of the big picture. Hopefully it will also clear up any thing you have gotten a vague idea about on another website. All computers have special chips inside them that store information about the computer. Some of them are manufactured with permanent information that can not be changed and, as a rule, all have exactly the same information on...