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I just ruined my laptop

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September 28, 2011 6:31:06 PM

I bought an ASUS G53SX yesterday and thought it would be a good idea to add a SSD hard drive.
I followed the tutorial on youtube:

then i fucked up, I dropped a screw in the laptop..

so now I had to dig deeper into the computer using this tutorial:
and 6:45 min into the movie i reached it and started putting everything back together.

Obviously it didn't go well, cause now I somehow managed to have 2 small screws leftover and my laptop won't even start anymore.

I'm having a nervous breakdown here... please, what do I do? Would the store even agree to give me a new one if it's beyond saving?

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September 28, 2011 7:23:41 PM

You didn't ruin it. Sadly the more archaic way of resolve this issue is to flip it upside down and shake it until the screws come out. I lost a screw inside of it and that's what I've done when I swapped HDDs.

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September 28, 2011 9:16:51 PM

replay the video. Locking at which screws you removed. Then think, oops I forget to put that one (two) back. Repeat the steps and put the two screws back.
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September 29, 2011 5:30:49 AM

I'm going to remove the new hard drive again now and see if I can find any errors. I did recover the lost screw inside the computer the first time so that shouldn't be the problem unless it somehow caused damage even though I never started the computer before it was removed.
September 29, 2011 6:08:45 AM

Ok, so after chatting with support, they agreed to take it back for reparation and they said to leave the new hard drive in there. Hopefully it can be saved.

September 29, 2011 6:44:10 AM

thats risky. to be on the safe side i would put the original HDD back in the laptop before sending it anywhere
September 29, 2011 6:46:23 AM

send it back for repair. you may have voided your warranty anyway.
September 29, 2011 7:44:19 AM

captaincharisma said:
thats risky. to be on the safe side i would put the original HDD back in the laptop before sending it anywhere

The original HDD is still connected to its original location (right bracket) and the new SSD is connected to the left bracket which was empty before. The support said I should just leave it that way and send it back.