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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.

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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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