Re: Screw count
Don't start me on HP! When recently my trusty almost 10-yr-old HP Envy laptop finally died of a broken case I bit the bullet and bought a new one. Seeing as I'd only recently replaced the SSD in the old one I opted to save a few quid and got the model with the basic spinning-rust disk. I also happened to have a shiny new M2 disk lying about (I forget why, I think I got it for a friend's machine that ultimately couldn't make it work). Should be simple enough to swap the disk....
And the fun began.
- First, you have to pull off the rubber feet/strips that hide all the screws. A right pain in the neck.
- Then you have to undo the multitude of screws hidden below, all so tiny you practically need a microscope to see them
- But the fun isn't over yet, oh no. Now you have to literally prise the case apart and prey you don't actually break anything. Easier said than done.. thankfully I had a plastic lever I used for dismantling equally reluctant phones handy.
Finally, I can swap the disk & stick in the M2. An hour and half just to swap a disk... and most of that spent trying to actually GET to the the disk in the first place!
And how long to remove the drive from the old laptop... under 2 minutes and 2 simple screws.
Progress... you can keep it!