Image 1/1: Failing to disconnect or shut down the laptop could result in damage to the laptop or a shock hazard.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Remove the (4) visible 6mm T-7 screws Image 2/3: Use the blue plastic opening tool to carefully remove the rubber pad which covers the two remaining screws Image 3/3: Remove the remaining (2) 10mm T-7 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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Image 1/1: If the cover seems stuck use a spudger tool to pry the sides
  • Carefully lift the cover upwards

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

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Image 1/2: Carefully pull on the clip until it detaches from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Use a plastic opening tool if needed.
  • Locate the clip attaching the right-side speakers to the motherboard.

  • Carefully pull on the clip until it detaches from the motherboard.

    • Use a plastic opening tool if needed.

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Image 1/2: Carefully lift the right-side speaker assembly away from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Carefully lift the right-side speaker assembly away from the motherboard.
  • Remove the two 3.5mm #00 Phillips screws which hold the speaker in place.

  • Carefully lift the right-side speaker assembly away from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Carefully pull on the clip until it detaches from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Use a plastic opening tool if needed.
  • Locate the clip attaching the left-side speakers to the motherboard.

  • Carefully pull on the clip until it detaches from the motherboard.

    • Use a plastic opening tool if needed.

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Image 1/2: Carefully lift the left-side speaker assembly away from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Carefully lift the left-side speaker assembly away from the motherboard.
  • Remove the two 3.5mm #00 Phillips screws which hold the speaker in place.

  • Carefully lift the left-side speaker assembly away from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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