Be aware of the following when working with portable devices:
• Most notebook manufacturers provide service manuals on their web sites that you can use to learn specific disassembly/reassembly procedures for a particular notebook make and model.
• The components used in notebook systems are much smaller than those used in desktop system. You should carefully organize and label each part as you remove it from the system to ensure that it doesn't get lost and that it gets reinstalled in the correct location.
• Keep devices away from food and drink. Liquid spills are especially damaging to a portable device. Liquid can easily run beneath the keyboard and onto internal components (CPU, memory, etc.).
• For individual keys that stick, you might be able to remove the key and clean underneath it. However, if that does not work, you will need to replace the keyboard.
• Clean the display with lint-free cloth and isopropyl alcohol. Spray the cleaner on the cloth, not directly on the screen to avoid getting cleaner on other components.
• Cooling is a major concern for portable devices. Follow these recommendations:
o Keep all air vents clear and unobstructed. Vents are typically located on the back of the unit.
o To help in heat dissipation, do not place a laptop on a surface where air cannot be circulated evenly beneath it. The best way to keep a laptop properly ventilated is to purchase special laptop cooling bases that provide fans for the bottom of the unit. If a laptop cooling base is not available, set it on top of hard, solid surfaces, such as a desk or counter top. Soft surfaces, such as a couch or your lap, should be avoided because they will more than likely obstruct even airflow.
o Adjust processor throttling (if supported) and configure Power Options to reduce power consumption. Lower power consumption not only saves battery life, but it also lowers the heat output.
• When moving from outside to inside, allow the computer to warm up before using...