Disassembly Guide for Medion MD40100 Laptop (WID 2000 NoteBook PC)

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Here comes an illustrated disassembly guide for the Medion MD40100 laptop (aka WID 2000 NoteBook PC). To get a broken power jack re-soldered to the motherboard you need to take apart the laptop almost entirely. Also a velcro hack for a broken lid lock is shown. You may click on the thumbnail pictures, to get a higher resolution issue.

Contents

Complete Laptop Disassembly

Remove the power cable and the battery before starting to take apart the machine.

Case Overview

Medion 40100 notebook take apart case from top.jpeg
  A view of the laptop case from the top.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart front view.jpeg
  A front view of the machine.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart case from bottom.jpeg
  Laptop case viewed from the bottom.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart modem slot.jpeg
  The slot containing the internal modem.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart memory slot.jpeg
  The memory slots.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart battery slot.jpeg
  Battery slot (with battery removed). Note the plastic handle to pull the hard disk drive out.








Display

Medion 40100 notebook take apart display hinge left.jpeg
  The display has to be removed before getting access to the mainboard. Start with the left display hinge.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart display hinge right.jpeg
  And continue with the right display hinge.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart left hinge cover opened.jpeg
  Left display hinge cover opened.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart right hinge cover opened.jpeg
  Right display hinge cover opened.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart left hinge cover removed.jpeg
  Left display hinge cover removed.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart right hinge cover removed.jpeg
  Right display hinge cover removed.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart display cable slots.jpeg
  Two cable slots for the display cables.





Keyboard

Medion 40100 notebook take apart keyboard details.jpeg
  The keyboard can be taken out easily. A detailed view of the keyboard before the removal.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart keyboard cover.jpeg
  The cover of the keyboard has to be pryed open.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart keyboard cover detail.jpeg
  A detail of the keyboard cover, note the cramp above the F11 key.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart keyboard cover removed.jpeg
  The keyboard cover has been removed.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart keyboard cover power button cable.jpeg
  The power cable attached to the keyboard cover.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart keyboard screw.jpeg
  The keyboard is fixed by just one screw.





Guts in Detail

Medion 40100 notebook take apart display and keyboard removed.jpeg
  Keyboard and display have been removed.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart wlan minipci card.jpeg
  WLAN mini-PCI card. Remember the position of the white and the black antenna cable.





How to Separate the Two Halves of the Laptop Case

Medion 40100 notebook take apart case two halves.jpeg
  Be careful when prying the two halves of the case apart.








Get Access to the Motherboard

Medion 40100 notebook take apart cpu fan.jpeg
  Some of the internal parts have to be removed first to get access to the mainboard. Start with the CPU fan.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart cpu fan removed.jpeg
  The CPU fan has been removed, see the CPU in detail.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart cpu fan detail.jpeg
  The CPU fan shown separately.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart top case removed.jpeg
  The top case removed.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart top case removed detail.jpeg
  The top case removed, detail.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart mainboard taken out.jpeg
  The mainboard has been taken out.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart mainboard top.jpeg
  A top view of the mainboard.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart mainboard back.jpeg
  A bottom view of the mainboard.








Laptop Power Jack Fix

Medion 40100 notebook take apart power jack.jpeg
  The power jack is located in the top right corner of the mainboard. Here is a view from top. Note: this picture has been taken before the bottom of the case has been removed.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart power jack from back.jpeg
  The power jack is sitting in the top right corner of the mainboard. Here is a view from the back. The power jack has four pins which are soldered into the mainboard. These pins can be torn out, if you don't handle the power cable carefully.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart power jacks.jpeg
  The old and the new power jack.















Medion 40100 notebook take apart power jacks side view.jpeg
  A side view of the power jacks old and new one.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart booting again.jpeg
  Success: the laptop draws power again and is able to boot.








Velcro Lid Lock Hack

Medion 40100 notebook take apart velcro hack case.jpeg
  The lock of a laptop lid can be easily damaged. Here is a cheap fix. A piece of self-adhesive velcro attached to the laptop case.








Medion 40100 notebook take apart velcro hack lid.jpeg
  The counterpart of the velcro attached to the laptop lid. You now need both hands to get the lid open.








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Disclaimer and Copyright

Warning: These instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your notebook and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.

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