1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

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

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

    • 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.

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

    • Slide out the disk drive tray.

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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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