Good luck getting the Sager NP8966 Clevo P960RD case open.

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  1. cacotigon

    cacotigon Newbie

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    I have never had so much trouble trying to open a laptop, my hands are raw and I've broken two credit cards (they were discover cards so no big loss) trying to get this stupid freaking laptop bottom case off. All screws are off and I cannot remove it. If anyone has any advice I'm open to it.

    Seriously, the manufacturers of this machine can go fornicate themselves.


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  2. joluke

    joluke Notebook Deity

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    You need to take the keyboard out and unscreen 2 screws that are under the keyboard! DON'T EVER force it open...

    It might be tought to open but the best option is always think: Most likely it has more screws to unscrew! Do not force it open!

    by the way here is the service manual so you can view which screws to unscrew and where to properly open it without using force or breaking anything:

    https://repo.palkeo.com/clevo-mirror/P9x0RC_RD_RF_RN/P960RD_SM.zip

    start in page 29, on where to remove the keyboard first!

    In page 30 of the service manual you have the proper way of holding the case and in which direction to open it properly without using force!

    I've mounted several P70A in the past, and the case is similar to those, only the laptop model changed basically
     
  3. cacotigon

    cacotigon Newbie

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    Dude you're a lifesaver! I searched forever on Clevo/Sagers sites but could only find a user manual, and now I can see exactly what you're talking about with these service manuals.

    Hopefully I didn't break anything cause I yanked on that system with the force of a thousands suns but it wouldn't budge..... sigh (now I'm worried)
     
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    joluke Notebook Deity

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    The worst that could happen would be breaking the screw mounts or even bend the lower case!

    Just be careful :)
     
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  5. Meaker@Sager

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    If you are ever using brute force a notebook it's time to stop.
     
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  6. cacotigon

    cacotigon Newbie

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    Normally I wouldn't have tried to apply so much force, but I'd recently been helping a friend upgrade ram on a Legion Y545 and it did require my Hans and Franz muscles to pry the bottom off (this was with the service guide instructions) so I thought maybe it was the same with this machine.

    I miss my old compy. It was a Lenovo T530 workstation which was one of the easiest modular systems to take apart. It was like the lego equivalent of a laptop.
     
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    There is usually another way with those like using plastic guitar picks.
     
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