Other Laptop Replacement Parts

What many people don't know is that a lot of laptop repair jobs simply require replacement parts. With a little know-how and a bit of persistence, you’ll be able to fix up your lappy just like new. An important thing to remember is that you should take note of the part number of the component you are replacing, so you are absolutely sure it is the right one as well as being compatible with your laptop.

Universal Laptop Replacement Parts

Contrary to popular belief, laptop parts don't have to be the same brand as the laptop itself. For instance, a Wi-Fi card can work with any laptop with the proper slot and hardware. Just make sure the specifications and the measurements are suitable and that you download and run the correct driver setup utility for the universal laptop replacement part after installing it. Hard disk drives (HDD) are also universal and only require that you order the same type of HDD. For example, if your laptop came with a 2.5-inch SATA HDD, then get a similar one from any brand of your choosing, and migrate the data from the old drive to the new one.

Specific Laptop Parts

Laptop replacement parts may also be specific to your model. If your keyboard as given up the ghost, then your best bet is to take apart your laptop and find out the keyboard model. It's then just a matter of searching for the same model. What about if your screen conks out? Take apart the laptop lid and look behind the display to determine the type of laptop screen replacement you’ll need to order. Generally, the worst issue is breaking the motherboard because it is the most crucial and most expensive part, but you can find one quite easily with a model number search nonetheless.


No repair will be successful without the right tools, which is why securing a high-quality screwdriver set is definitely a good investment. An anti-static mat as well as a grounding clip is also necessary to protect fragile components from static electricity, while a magnetic parts tray is handy for keeping things organised as you conduct your electronics surgery.