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Use cardboard to organize your laptop screws during repair

Get a few pieces of cardboard

Use a Sharpie to draw a representation of the laptop on the cardboard.  This is representational art.

Make sure to draw landmark regions so your rectangle abstract art is more representational.  Draw outside edges too.

Use the other cardboard sheets for different stages, e.g. under the keyboard, the screws on the motherboard, the screws on the bottom.

Label these sheets.

Draw dots where the screws are located on the cardboard.  Push the screws through the cardboard on these dots.  If they won’t poke through, make a pilot hole using your screwdriver.

If the screws are too small to safely be punched through, tape them over the dot.  Make sure to press the tape around all sides of the screw, so they don’t slide out one side of the tape tunnel.  You can use your screwdriver to poke through the tape and remove the screws for reassembly.

This method also works great for working on cars, or fixing other things like cell phones.