Introduction

In this guide, the user will be able to follow step-by-step instructions for replacing the back panel of the ASUS U46E-RAL7 Laptop.

Image 1/1: Remove two (2) 7mm x 4mm screws from the back panel with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove two (2) 9mm x 4mm screws from the back panel with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Remove two (2) 7mm x 4mm screws from the back panel with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Remove six (6) 7mm x 4mm screws with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Remove three (3) 3mm x 3mm screws with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Remove one (1) 4mm x 4mm screws with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Remove four (4) 7mm x 4mm screws with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove four (4) 7mm x 4mm screws with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the rubber caps (4) with the tweezers. If the rubber caps are not removed easily, pull gently. The caps are glued down.

  • Remove four (4) 7mm x 4mm screws with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Push down gently on the plastic opening tool until part of the panel pops up. Image 2/3: Use your fingers to pop the panel off. Image 3/3: Use your fingers to pop the panel off.
  • Remove the L shaped panel with the plastic opening tool by inserting it into the indent along the USB port side of the laptop.

  • Push down gently on the plastic opening tool until part of the panel pops up.

  • Use your fingers to pop the panel off.

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Image 1/1: Remove one (1) 4mm x 4mm (closest to the battery) screw with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove three (3) 5mm x 4mm screws with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Remove one (1) 4mm x 4mm (closest to the battery) screw with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Push down gently to eject  the drive. Image 2/3: Pull the drive straight out to remove the part from the laptop. Image 3/3: Pull the drive straight out to remove the part from the laptop.
  • Remove the CD ROM drive by inserting the plastic opening tool between the drive and the laptop's side.

  • Push down gently to eject the drive.

  • Pull the drive straight out to remove the part from the laptop.

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  • Remove three (3) 3mm x 3mm screws with the size 0 Phillips head screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Place index fingers underneath the hinge cover and gently pull up. Image 2/3: The cover will pop off easily with a click. Image 3/3: Remove five (5) 5mm x 4mm screws from the hinge compartments of the device with the size 0 phillips head screwdriver.
  • Flip the device so that the laptop will open away from you to remove the hinge cover behind the screen.

  • Place index fingers underneath the hinge cover and gently pull up.

  • The cover will pop off easily with a click.

  • Remove five (5) 5mm x 4mm screws from the hinge compartments of the device with the size 0 phillips head screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Carefully lift the keyboard panel. The keyboard will be attached to the motherboard by two ribbons. Image 2/3: To disconnect the ribbons, use your fingernails to push down gently on the protruding plastic at the base of the connector. There is a soft click and ribbon releases. Repeat for the other ribbon. Image 3/3: To disconnect the ribbons, use your fingernails to push down gently on the protruding plastic at the base of the connector. There is a soft click and ribbon releases. Repeat for the other ribbon.
  • Open the screen.

  • Carefully lift the keyboard panel. The keyboard will be attached to the motherboard by two ribbons.

  • To disconnect the ribbons, use your fingernails to push down gently on the protruding plastic at the base of the connector. There is a soft click and ribbon releases. Repeat for the other ribbon.

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  • Remove the keyboard from the computer to reveal the motherboard.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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