Amilo D Disassembly -

Amilo D Disassembly

by Adalbert Prokop ( on 2008

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Caution! Disassebly of the laptop will almost always and everywhere breach the guarantee agreement. It may lead to serious damage.

You will disassembly (and maybe reassembly) your laptop on your own risk. The description and pictures on this page are written and taken carefully, but without any warranty. I will take no responsibility for any damage or injury you may have done to anything or anybody after reading this description.

Detaching the display

The display can be detached quite easily. First you have to loosen two little screws on the back side (not on the down side!). Then you have to open the display as far as possible. Afterwards you can carefully prise the upper part of the chassis (the one with the small LC display). Finally it should look like this:
view from Back top view without the blind

The four marked screw belong to the keyboard and have no meaning for this step.

To detach the display you have to loosen four screws on the hinges and disconnect the display. The connector can be easily disconnected - it is only put on. After unscrewing of the four screws, the display can be simply removed.
left hinge and the display connector right hinge

Opening the display

To open the display you have to loosen four screws which are in the display's corners. They are usually covered by little round patches. One have to remove them first, for example with a cutter. The are affixed to the display.
display cover screw bottom left display cover screw bottom right

Now the display is hold together only by latches. One can separate the upper frame and the lower hull with a screwdriver. One has to be carefull not to damage the delicate display. The latches' position is shown on the next picture.
latches' position on the display's frame

Now the display lies open. At the bottom, there is a small controller board with the high current transformer. The board has two screws which connect it with the panel and is partialy wrap in a silver foil. One has to unwrap it first to see both screws.
opened display controller board

To detach the diplay completely one has to loosen four other screws near the hinges. On the upper egde the LCD is also wrapped into the same foil as the controller board on the bottom. One has to unwrap it as well. Now the LCD can be taken out of the hull.
left display clamp right display clamp

Opening the notebook

After the display has been removed one can disassembly the rest of the notebook. First one has to remove the keyboard. The keyboard is held by four screws on the upper edge. It is connected to the main board by a ribbon cable. Don't fold it! To disconnect the cable turn the keybord over, over the upper edge and lay it face-down. To loosen the clamps on the cable's socket push them up a little bit. The cable should now be free.
keyboard's screw position

There are three socket for ribbon cable on the mainboard.

  1. For the keyboard (the one which has been loosen);
  2. for the small LC display on the upper side;
  3. for the buttons and devices on the chassis (One-Touch-Buttons, loudspeaker, etc.).

All three connectors must be disconnected.
position of the three ribbon cables

After disconnecting all cables one can open the chassis. It is held by six screws on the upper side and four screws on the lower side.
Position der Gehäuseschrauben

Now the chassis top cover can be removed. Below you can see the mainboard. If you're interested in the mainboard's chips, here are some pictures:
Chip 1ACTD8T TSB43AB22 Chip CY23003A BIOS F69C U7 Chip O2 Micro OZ6933T M7Q11.1 0145B1 Chip S3 VIA TWISTER PN133T FJC0AB 0146 Q09575.1 Chip VT82C686B 0145CD 1IC708301