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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

Conclusion

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

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