Taking a laptop apart to check out the CPU

This was an old laptop that didn’t boot up anymore. Originally the diagnostic lights indicated it was a motherboard failure, but after researching it again and reading how other users solved this problem, I now came to the conclusion that perhaps it’s the CPU. I decided to take it apart and locate all the components. Now I know where everything is at and can easily swap pieces out. I keep those old computers around and check eBay every now and then for parts. Here are a few pictures of my adventure:

As you can see, I did find the CPU and therefore added a few eBay auctions to my watch list. Perhaps I can get one of those similar machines with heavy cosmetic damage, but an intact CPU that’s compatible with this model 😉