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Laptop Disassembly?



Jan 1, 1970
I have this Advent 7079 laptop (aka ECS G600). It's dead to the world.
I suspect that the power socket has been strained to breaking point.
I'm completely new to laptop repair and while I can see the learning
potential for taking the whole thing apart, I'm trying to minimize the
extent of the strip down for component safety sake.
I managed to locate an exploded diagram but no sequential instructions
for disassembly.
From initial study of the drawings it looked like I could get to the
power socket by removing components starting from the bottom. But
having removed the screws from this part of the case, it's still
firmly held in place. This is not so surprising as there are many
sockets of various kinds protruding, at least partially, through both
sides of the lower case moulding. There doesn't seem to be much chance
of the case flexing enough to clear the sockets but I thought I'd ask
here for tips on proceeding further. I put a picture at the following
link, if anyone would be kind enough to look and offer some advice.