Asus K53E Motherboard Replacement
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Step by step guide for Asus K53E laptop disassembly.
- Author: Armando Rodriguez
- Difficulty: Moderate
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Take a small flat screwdriver and displace the 4 tabs holding the keyboard one by one. Start on the right end and push the tabs in towards the screen as you lift the keyboard up.
Lift the keyboard being careful with the flex cable.
Release the keyboard ribbon from the motherboard by carefully sliding the black plastic part of the connector to the right.
Remove every screw from this metal surface behind the keyboard.
You'll find the mousepad connector hidden by an isolating tape. Lift up the black part of the connector to remove the ribbon.
You'll also find the power button flex cable hidden by a tape. Lifting the black part of the connector will also allow you to remove this cable.
Remove the microphone and earphone flex ribbon by lifting the black piece of the connector upwards.
To remove the display flex cable, there's a clear tape you'll have to clear away first (but do not disturb the yellow tape) then carefully displace the connector by pushing back against the two white lips of the cable to remove.
Disconnect the speaker connector in the same way.