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  • To release the battery, depress the battery release with a nylon spudger. Hold the latch down and slide it over.

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  • Firmly grab hold of the battery and slide it out of the laptop.

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  • Remove the M2.5x8 screw with a PH1 screwdriver.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to pop off the small back cover.

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  • Use a PH0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw securing the hard drive.

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  • Use a nylon spudger to slightly pry up the hard drive near the screw holes.

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Image 1/3: The hard drive connector is fragile. Handle with care. Image 2/3: The hard drive connector is fragile. Handle with care. Image 3/3: The hard drive connector is fragile. Handle with care.
  • Grab hold of the plastic tab and pull the hard drive away from the connectors. This will release the hard drive.

  • The hard drive connector is fragile. Handle with care.

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  • Remove the fourteen M2.5x8 screws highlighted in the picture with a PH0 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Slide out the disk drive tray.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry open the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Carefully slide the connectors out of their receptacle to remove the back panel.
  • Slowly rotate the back cover up to reveal cables attached to the motherboard.

  • Carefully slide the connectors out of their receptacle to remove the back panel.

  • The connectors are very small and fragile. Handle with care.

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Image 1/2: Desolder the CMOS battery to remove it. For soldering help, check out iFixit's [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|soldering guide]. Image 2/2: Desolder the CMOS battery to remove it. For soldering help, check out iFixit's [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|soldering guide].
  • Open the up the laptop to reveal the CMOS battery.

  • Desolder the CMOS battery to remove it. For soldering help, check out iFixit's soldering guide.

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Conclusion

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

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