First, thanks for your sarcasm about being an electrical engineer. I would like to point out that the engineering skills I've acquired over a lifetime still do not bestow X-ray vision like Superman. I've Googled for the location of the chip extensively and looked in the Hardware Maintenance Manual for the A30. No luck. I've disassembled many a laptop and what I've learned is that the less disassembly, the better. Little plastic interlocks break, one-time thermal pads peel, etc. I'd like advice on exactly where the chip is so I can do as little disassembly as possible. Seems reasonable, no?
Second, as far as this subject being forbidden, I have a few comments. On a legitimate forum, there are certain things that cannot be allowed. Examples would be the construction of burglary tools, construction details and methods of federally illegal firearms, explosives and WMD, conspiracy to commit any crime, etc. You get the idea. What I want to state in the strongest possible terms is that the physical location of an assembly on a piece of my personal property for the purposes of repairing said property is without doubt not criminal
. Its no different than if I asked where the control module is on a Honda Civic.
See the inline image below. It is verification that I possess a broken Thinkpad laptop with the CRC1 corruption error. If asking for a little help repairing a fault on my laptop constitutes a crime, I should check my position on a GPS because I may have woke up in Russia or China this morning.