Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.
Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.
Oh, man. I absolutely love my WIHA screwdrivers! The best screwdrivers I've ever touched! If you do not have it, I would totally recommend buying it. You'll never regret.
Needle Nose Pliers , Scratch Awl , 3/16 Nutdriver
Torx 8 Screwdriver
Guitar pick (heavy) It works great as a case separator. The guitar pick is made of plastic softer than the computer's case and prevent potential damage
Container for screws. I would recommend using small containers to collect screws and small parts when you disassemble a laptop. You name the container according a part you are working on. Usually I use 5 containers: Bottom, Keyboard, Under keyboard, System board, Screen.