Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Flip the laptop upside-down, battery side facing you.
  • Flip the laptop upside-down, battery side facing you.

  • Move the left latch to the left. You can let go after moving it.

  • Move the right latch to the right, and don't let go.

  • Pull the battery out with your other hand.

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Remove the two Philips screws securing the RAM cover.
  • Remove the two Philips screws securing the RAM cover.

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Remove the eight longer Philips screws securing the palmrest to the base. Remove thet four longer and thicker Philips screws securing the palmrest to the base.
  • Remove the eight longer Philips screws securing the palmrest to the base.

  • Remove thet four longer and thicker Philips screws securing the palmrest to the base.

  • Remove the single remaining small Philips screw securing the palmrest to the base.

  • Remove the cover hiding the last remaining, medium-length Philips screw.

  • Use a spudger to separate the palmrest from the base.

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Slowly move the palmrest to the right, until you begin to see a ZIF cable. Stop moving the palmrest once you see the cable. Remove the cable. Now, lift the palmrest up slowly, until you see more ZIF cables. Remove both of them.
  • Slowly move the palmrest to the right, until you begin to see a ZIF cable. Stop moving the palmrest once you see the cable. Remove the cable.

  • Now, lift the palmrest up slowly, until you see more ZIF cables. Remove both of them.

  • There are no more cables, so you may now take the palmrest away from the laptop.

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Remove the nine pan-head Philips screws.
  • Remove the nine pan-head Philips screws.

  • Remove the five rather annoying small Philips screws.

  • Peel back the metal tape holding the keyboard plate, and also peel back the cable attached to it.

  • Now yank the keyboard plate out. Be sure you didn't miss any screws.

  • You're done disassembling!

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Conclusion

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

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