This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Sony VAIO PCG-61411L, use our service manual.

In this guide I'll be doing a full disassembly of a Sony VAIO PCG-61411L laptop. My hope is that you will find some helpful information here and possibly save some money! lets get started! In this guide I'll be doing a full disassembly of a Sony VAIO PCG-61411L laptop. My hope is that you will find some helpful information here and possibly save some money! lets get started! In this guide I'll be doing a full disassembly of a Sony VAIO PCG-61411L laptop. My hope is that you will find some helpful information here and possibly save some money! lets get started!
  • In this guide I'll be doing a full disassembly of a Sony VAIO PCG-61411L laptop. My hope is that you will find some helpful information here and possibly save some money! lets get started!

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First unlock the battery with the sliding locks (marked with orange indicators), and lift battery up and out.
  • First unlock the battery with the sliding locks (marked with orange indicators), and lift battery up and out.

  • When working with laptops always remove batteries or charging cords first, if possible, as powering the unit while touching the components can be fatal to you or the device!

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Next loosen the hard drive cover screws as shown (marked with red indicators picture 1) And remove the hard drive bay cover. Remove screws from indicated areas (picture 2). place screws in a safe location or container (I use powerade bottle caps to separate screws from different parts of a project)
  • Next loosen the hard drive cover screws as shown (marked with red indicators picture 1) And remove the hard drive bay cover.

  • Remove screws from indicated areas (picture 2).

  • place screws in a safe location or container (I use powerade bottle caps to separate screws from different parts of a project)

  • Use the tab (indicated in picture 3) to pull the hard drive to the side and lift it free.

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Loosen the screw marked (indicated in the red circle) and pull the RAM bay cover free. (the cover has plastic tabs on the sides and may take a few tries to free it.) push the metal tabs on either side of the RAM chips, making them lean up slightly, and pull both chips free push the metal tabs on either side of the RAM chips, making them lean up slightly, and pull both chips free
  • Loosen the screw marked (indicated in the red circle) and pull the RAM bay cover free. (the cover has plastic tabs on the sides and may take a few tries to free it.)

  • push the metal tabs on either side of the RAM chips, making them lean up slightly, and pull both chips free

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Remove 2 screws (indicated in first picture). Pull CD drive from the laptop.
  • Remove 2 screws (indicated in first picture).

  • Pull CD drive from the laptop.

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Remove the 15 screws indicated by red circles setting them aside in their own container Remove the 3 screws indicated by yellow circles setting them aside in their own container as well Pull up on tab in the RAM bay as indicated. (the black pull tab may detach, don't worry it will not affect performance)
  • Remove the 15 screws indicated by red circles setting them aside in their own container

  • Remove the 3 screws indicated by yellow circles setting them aside in their own container as well

  • Pull up on tab in the RAM bay as indicated. (the black pull tab may detach, don't worry it will not affect performance)

  • Gently begin to pull the bottom casing free

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Begin unplugging cords from the motherboard in designated locations Begin unplugging cords from the motherboard in designated locations
  • Begin unplugging cords from the motherboard in designated locations

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I would have to say a partial disassembly, unless I'm missing pages somewhere?

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