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Today, your greatest information source lies right at your fingertips.  It is the world-wide web (“www” or “web”)! The web is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links and easily accessible through the internet.  Countless “how to’s” and do-it yourself “diy” imaginable is sourced on numerous websites.  And the leading forum specializing in internet-related searches, including webpages, images, videos and more in GoogleGoogle is the perfect place to find instructions for disassembling and reassembling laptop, Ultrabook, and mobile device repair, and much more.

Notice, the snip (or partial screenshot) of the Google search engine below or Chrome browser (Google and Google Chrome have similar names, but different details –  Chrome is a web browser developed by engineers at Google).

After typing in whatever you want to search, press the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer.

Choose the most specific or relevant keywords or phrases to describe your topic, for example:  “how to disassemble an iPhone 4S?” and press ENTER on your keyboard.

To maximize your search research, give specific details about the product, such as manufacturer’s name and version.  Next, access your results.  Use the tabs at the top to help define what type of search you want.  For “how to,” I would suggest a video.  In the image above, the first search result shows a guide in a portable document format (commonly referred to as “pdf” which is a file format used to present and exchange documents reliably), and the second is a YouTube link.  The more information you have, the better!  Access both links… now you are steps away from disassembling and reassembling mobile devices, laptops, or Ultrabook’s.

Another helpful resource growing in popularity is ifixit (here’s the link:  https://www.ifixit.com/Info).  This company offers shared knowledge from members on how to repair many types of technological products and devices.  Members can repair screens, charging ports, and more.  In addition to manuals, repair guides, answers forum, and manifestos, ifixit also sells tools to help you get the job done.

Remember, many third parties sell parts that may or may not be compatible with your device.  Companies make their money from consumer who purchase insurance, extended care and warranty, or by purchasing new devices.  The possibility of obtaining authentic parts from the manufacturers of your phone, laptop, of Ultrabook is zero.  Most part are salvaged and  are usually of far lesser quality.

IMPORTANT: Some manufacturers may exchange or repair your device at no cost to you.  However, make sure to carefully read your warranties and agreements, many manufacturer’s warranty is void once you attempt to service a device.