By stupidassgeek - 15/06/2016 13:22 - Australia - Moonee Ponds

Today, I opened up my laptop to replace a faulty chip inside, which took me half an hour. When I closed it all up again, I saw the replacement part in its packaging on my desk. FML
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Your brain seems to be malfunctioning. Try turning it off and on again.

Ah it happens OP. But hey, you're smart enough to replace a laptop chip! Maybe not to ACTUALLY replace it hehe

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Ah it happens OP. But hey, you're smart enough to replace a laptop chip! Maybe not to ACTUALLY replace it hehe

Your brain seems to be malfunctioning. Try turning it off and on again.

It seems that OP's brain has a faulty chip too.

airdude25 18

At least it won't take you much longer to get it (re)done. I did this once with my ram in my laptop lol

Leprekhaun 14

ram chips are usually right under the removable panel underneath so its faster to get to. ive had to replace the fan for mine and i have to remove everything... funny part is i always end up with an extra screw after

Exactly #9! And then you either take the whole thing apart again or spend the rest of the day wondering where the extra screws were meant to go and if they were strictly necessary to the proper functioning of the laptop.

I did this when replacing the screen in a laptop, I had sliced my finger on the plastic surround when trying to get it off, and then a tiny screw pinged off and disappeared. After spending ages trying to find the screw, I put it all back together without the screw, turned it on and realised I hadn't even taken the screen out. :(

I got a new HP workstation laptop at work about 3 weeks ago and to our surprise there is no door on the bottom. 12 screws later we were able to add some more ram and swap the hard drive for an ssd.

Partially your fault but fyl, what a pain in the ass!

I really wish I could insert a clip of Homer Simpson saying, "DOH!"

At least it didn't yield severe RAMifications

What you put in here in its place a baked potato?

The old chip?

Oh my God, you killed your laptop! You bastard!

But think of the $ you are saving by doing it yourself.

a chip you say? your lack of terminology knowledge should have been a red flag that you would screw it up.

Do technology aficionados reject the existence of chips?

And humans who don't know the scientific name for every animal species they interact with are bound to screw it up.

nicolai44 12

I've been working IT much of my adult life, and most of the people I've worked with do indeed frequently call them "chips" in casual speech. Usually, the only people who insist on using the proper technical names for every single component are either trying to educate somebody, trying to differentiate between specific components, or are newbies or just plain pretentious asses trying to show off.

I've done that kind of thing before lol. But hey, at least you've taken it apart. Now it will be easier to do it next time!