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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 1/3: Unplug the cables by sliding them out of their receptacle. Image 2/3: The connectors are very small and fragile. Handle with care. Image 3/3: The connectors are very small and fragile. Handle with care.
  • Rotate the back cover up a little to reveal the cables connected to the motherboard.

  • Unplug the cables by sliding them out of their receptacle.

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

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Image 1/1: Remove the two M2x3 screws with a PH0 Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the four center panel M1.6x3 screws with a PH0 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Remove the two M2x3 screws with a PH0 Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to slide the metal part out to release it from the retaining tabs.

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  • Peel off the foil adhesive stuck to the keyboard.

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  • Remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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