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  1. Remove the single screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Use a plastic opening tool on the upper part of the panel to remove it and access the RAM. The other way to remove the panel is by sliding it away from the laptop. The difficulty of sliding it depends on the condition of your laptop.
    • Remove the single screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Use a plastic opening tool on the upper part of the panel to remove it and access the RAM.

    • The other way to remove the panel is by sliding it away from the laptop. The difficulty of sliding it depends on the condition of your laptop.

  2. After the panel has been removed, locate the RAM. It should be on the lower right. There are pins around the RAM that need to be pulled back. After the pins are removed, pull the RAM chip towards you to remove it. There are pins around the RAM that need to be pulled back. After the pins are removed, pull the RAM chip towards you to remove it.
    • After the panel has been removed, locate the RAM. It should be on the lower right.

    • There are pins around the RAM that need to be pulled back. After the pins are removed, pull the RAM chip towards you to remove it.

  3. Remove the eleven screws that hold that back panel to the laptop using a J0 Phillips screwdriver bit.
    • Remove the eleven screws that hold that back panel to the laptop using a J0 Phillips screwdriver bit.

  4. Place the laptop in the upright position, the lower front touchpad panel should be easily detatched at this point. Remove the lower front touchpad panel by using an angled tweezers to disconnect the only wired tape connected to the motherboard. Remove the lower front touchpad panel by using an angled tweezers to disconnect the only wired tape connected to the motherboard.
    • Place the laptop in the upright position, the lower front touchpad panel should be easily detatched at this point.

    • Remove the lower front touchpad panel by using an angled tweezers to disconnect the only wired tape connected to the motherboard.

  5. Next, disconnect the 4 wired tapes of the keyboard from the motherboard just like we did with the lower front touchpad panel.
    • Next, disconnect the 4 wired tapes of the keyboard from the motherboard just like we did with the lower front touchpad panel.

  6. Finally, using an opening tool, gently pry along the edge of the keyboard to separate it from the laptop. Finally, using an opening tool, gently pry along the edge of the keyboard to separate it from the laptop.
    • Finally, using an opening tool, gently pry along the edge of the keyboard to separate it from the laptop.

  7. The battery will be on the side closest to the screen.
    • The battery will be on the side closest to the screen.

    • Gently lift it out. It will still be attached by white, red, and black wires.

  8. Pull the white plug, it should easily detach. Remove the battery from the device.
    • Pull the white plug, it should easily detach.

    • Remove the battery from the device.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. When reattaching the back panel, make sure to pry out the pwr on/off slide switch near the center. The back panel switches it off when closing, and there is no other way to avoid it.

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Great instructions but there is one step missing. There are three more screws holding the key board on. Once you remove the mouse they are under that part. Other than that thanks.

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