To release the battery, depress the battery release with a nylon spudger. Hold the latch down and slide it over.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Use a nylon spudger to slightly pry up the hard drive near the screw holes.
  • Use a nylon spudger to slightly pry up the hard drive near the screw holes.

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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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Slide out the disk drive tray.

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

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Slowly rotate the back cover up to reveal cables attached to the motherboard.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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molto utile e ben fatta, anche se il mio problema è più legato alla alimentazione che pare non funzionare anche senza batteria

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