Introduction

This guide will lead you through the steps of removing the USB Add-on Card attached on the motherboard.

Locate and remove the 5 screws that secure the panel over the RAM and CPU cover on the upper right hand side. These can be found in the center towards the corner opposite the battery compartment.
  • Locate and remove the 5 screws that secure the panel over the RAM and CPU cover on the upper right hand side. These can be found in the center towards the corner opposite the battery compartment.

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Lift up and remove the RAM and CPU cover.
  • Lift up and remove the RAM and CPU cover.

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Remove the two Phillips screws securing the fan.
  • Remove the two Phillips screws securing the fan.

  • Carefully disconnect the fan cable from the motherboard.

  • Lift up and remove the fan.

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Open and push the screen back all the way until it is horizontal with the rest of the laptop. Locate the panel above the keyboard that has the power button on it.
  • Open and push the screen back all the way until it is horizontal with the rest of the laptop.

  • Locate the panel above the keyboard that has the power button on it.

  • Remove this panel by using a spudger to pry up the sides.

    • You are using the spudger to release tabs holding the panel in place.

  • After you have used the spudger to release the tabs, lift up the panel.

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Under the panel, locate and remove the two screws that connect the keyboard to the laptop. One screw is located above the F5 button, and the other one is located above the F10 button. Lift up the keyboard CAREFULLY because there is a ribbon that connects the keyboard to the motherboard. Lift up the keyboard CAREFULLY because there is a ribbon that connects the keyboard to the motherboard.
  • Under the panel, locate and remove the two screws that connect the keyboard to the laptop. One screw is located above the F5 button, and the other one is located above the F10 button.

  • Lift up the keyboard CAREFULLY because there is a ribbon that connects the keyboard to the motherboard.

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Release the catch on the ribbon socket, by sliding the two tabs toward the ribbon, then pull the ribbon, which is located under the keyboard, to detach it from the motherboard.
  • Release the catch on the ribbon socket, by sliding the two tabs toward the ribbon, then pull the ribbon, which is located under the keyboard, to detach it from the motherboard.

  • Remove the keyboard.

do not pull on ribbon it will only break the cable. instead use tool to detach from mother board. i broke mine by pulling ribbon.

steve foss - Reply

useless guide, there are a lot of screws that lock the cover on the laptop and you have never showed them

Valerio Vischio - Reply

You do not need to remove the whole cover, in order to replace the keyboard.

The description for this job is right.

The switch plate cover just pops off.

Screws revealed, secure the keyboard.

Unclip the ribbon cable.

Job done

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On the back of the laptop, locate and unscrew all nine of the screws located at the edges.
  • On the back of the laptop, locate and unscrew all nine of the screws located at the edges.

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Open the lid of the laptop and locate the cover that surrounds the keyboard and track pad. Use the spudger to pry open the sides of this cover. You are using the spudger to release tabs holding the cover in place.
  • Open the lid of the laptop and locate the cover that surrounds the keyboard and track pad.

  • Use the spudger to pry open the sides of this cover.

    • You are using the spudger to release tabs holding the cover in place.

  • DO NOT lift cover off after detaching it because the track pad is connected to the motherboard.

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Slightly lift up the cover to see the ribbon connection. Release the catch by sliding the two lugs toward the ribbon, then pull the ribbon to detach it from the motherboard.
  • Slightly lift up the cover to see the ribbon connection.

  • Release the catch by sliding the two lugs toward the ribbon, then pull the ribbon to detach it from the motherboard.

  • Lift up the cover from the laptop.

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On the cover that was removed, flip it around and locate where the back of the track pad is.
  • On the cover that was removed, flip it around and locate where the back of the track pad is.

  • Remove the three screws located at the corners.

    • Lift up the bracket that you just unscrewed and remove track pad.

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Unscrew the 2 screws at each corner located underneath the LCD screen.
  • Unscrew the 2 screws at each corner located underneath the LCD screen.

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Locate the wire connecting the LCD screen to the motherboard. Detach the white rectangle located on the motherboard at the end of the wire.
  • Locate the wire connecting the LCD screen to the motherboard.

  • Detach the white rectangle located on the motherboard at the end of the wire.

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Place the laptop upside down. Locate the largest removable panel on the back and remove the four screws connecting it.
  • Place the laptop upside down.

  • Locate the largest removable panel on the back and remove the four screws connecting it.

  • Lift up and remove the panel.

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Locate the black and white wire and detach it.
  • Locate the black and white wire and detach it.

  • You do not need to remove the cooling fan

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Lift up the monitor to detach it
  • Lift up the monitor to detach it

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Locate and remove the screws on the motherboard.
  • Locate and remove the screws on the motherboard.

  • There is normally only one remaining screw holding the board. Bottom right (sometimes under tape).

  • All the other screw holes except screws holding the base cover on and are kept empty.

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Flip the laptop upside down.
  • Flip the laptop upside down.

  • Locate the heat sink, which is the copper "L" shaped component, and unscrew the four screws that connect it to the motherboard.

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Find the VGA connector located next to the USB ports.
  • Find the VGA connector located next to the USB ports.

  • Push out the back of the casing by the VGA connector to be able to get the motherboard out.

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Lift up and remove the motherboard from the laptop casing. Remove the USB add-on card to use it with the new motherboard.
  • Lift up and remove the motherboard from the laptop casing.

  • Remove the USB add-on card to use it with the new motherboard.

    • To remove, grab on the sides and lift upward.

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Put in new USB add-on card.
  • Put in new USB add-on card.

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Conclusion

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

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اello

I have a problem at all entrances usb not working

When Enter the device show me unknown device

  The show I've been arrested for this device that caused the problem (code 43)

I did not understand the problem, despite all attempts

Where do I start testing now, sir

I hope to answer in the near future sir

Thank you

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