Introduction

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

  1. Turn off your laptop and disconnect the power adapter. Locate and remove all 12 Phillips #00 6mm screws on the backside of the laptop.
    • Turn off your laptop and disconnect the power adapter.

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

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

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

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

  6. Push the white panel upwards to unlock the cable and then remove the cable. Repeat for the second cable. Repeat for the second cable.
    • Push the white panel upwards to unlock the cable and then remove the cable.

    • Repeat for the second cable.

Conclusion

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

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