Introduction

This guide will show you the steps that need to be taken to replace a faulty USB chip.

Turn off your laptop and disconnect the power adapter.
  • Turn off your laptop and disconnect the power adapter.

  • Locate and remove all 12 Phillips #00 6mm screws on the backside of the laptop.

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Using your prying tool, carefully remove the back panel.
  • Using your prying tool, carefully remove the back panel.

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  • Locate the USB chip, as shown to the left.

  • This can be identified by its location to the left of the cooling fan and above the battery to the left.

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  • Unscrew the two Phillips #00 4mm screws located on the USB chip.

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  • Push the white panel upwards to unlock the cable and then remove the cable.

  • Repeat for the second cable.

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Conclusion

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

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