Shut down the laptop and disconnect the power cord
  • Shut down the laptop and disconnect the power cord

    • Failing to disconnect or shut down the laptop could result in damage to the laptop or a shock hazard.

  • Turn the laptop over

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Remove the (6) visible 10mm T-7 screws Remove the (4) visible 6mm T-7 screws Use the blue plastic opening tool to carefully remove the rubber pad which covers the two remaining screws
  • Remove the (6) visible 10mm T-7 screws

  • Remove the (4) visible 6mm T-7 screws

  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to carefully remove the rubber pad which covers the two remaining screws

  • Remove the remaining (2) 10mm T-7 screws

Step 2 is missing the 1 (10mm T-7 ) screw that is under a rubber pad in the bottom middle of the laptop. The picture shows this pad and screw already missing. Note the silver color instead of the black color of the rest of the bottom of the laptop.

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Carefully lift the cover upwards
  • Carefully lift the cover upwards

    • If the cover seems stuck use a spudger tool to pry the sides

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Locate the AC Socket ribbon connector Loosen the ribbon connector using the plastic opening tool Pull the ribbon connector away from the motherboard
  • Locate the AC Socket ribbon connector

  • Loosen the ribbon connector using the plastic opening tool

  • Pull the ribbon connector away from the motherboard

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry up on the yellow tabs holding the Socket in place There is two sided tape holding this component to the case
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry up on the yellow tabs holding the Socket in place

    • There is two sided tape holding this component to the case

  • Once the tape on the Socket is loose, pull up and away from the case to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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