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.
Complete Laptop Disassembly
Remove the power cable and the battery before starting to take apart the machine.
A view of the laptop case from the top.
A front view of the machine.
Laptop case viewed from the bottom.
The slot containing the internal modem.
The memory slots.
Battery slot (with battery removed). Note the plastic handle to pull the hard disk drive out.
The display has to be removed before getting access to the mainboard. Start with the left display hinge.
And continue with the right display hinge.
Left display hinge cover opened.
Right display hinge cover opened.
Left display hinge cover removed.
Right display hinge cover removed.
Two cable slots for the display cables.
The keyboard can be taken out easily. A detailed view of the keyboard before the removal.
The cover of the keyboard has to be pryed open.
A detail of the keyboard cover, note the cramp above the F11 key.
The keyboard cover has been removed.
The power cable attached to the keyboard cover.
The keyboard is fixed by just one screw.
Guts in Detail
Keyboard and display have been removed.
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
Be careful when prying the two halves of the case apart.
Get Access to the Motherboard
Some of the internal parts have to be removed first to get access to the mainboard. Start with the CPU fan.
The CPU fan has been removed, see the CPU in detail.
The CPU fan shown separately.
The top case removed.
The top case removed, detail.
The mainboard has been taken out.
A top view of the mainboard.
A bottom view of the mainboard.
Laptop Power Jack Fix
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.
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.
The old and the new power jack.
A side view of the power jacks old and new one.
Success: the laptop draws power again and is able to boot.
Velcro Lid Lock Hack
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.
The counterpart of the velcro attached to the laptop lid. You now need both hands to get the lid open.
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.