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Close down the display  and  flip the device upside down.
  • Close down the display and flip the device upside down.

  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove 18 black 10mm Phillips Head screws in order to loosen up the protective bottom casing.

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With the screws removed, flip the device right-side up  and open up the display.
  • With the screws removed, flip the device right-side up and open up the display.

  • Run a plastic spudger tool along the seam of the face-plate in order to loosen up the protective bottom casing.

  • Popping sounds are normal, but forceful prying can damage delicate components. Be especially careful near the USB and HDMI ports.

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  • Close the display down once more, and flip the laptop upside down, with the hinge facing away from you.

  • Do not yank the bottom casing off. There is a small speaker wire that connects it to the motherboard.

  • Taking note of the small speaker wire, gently lift only the left side of the bottom casing.

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  • Using a pair of blunt tweezers, push on the tabs of the small white connector to separate it from the motherboard.

  • The entire bottom casing should lift with no resistance. If there is too much resistance, verify you removed all the screws, and run the plastic spudger tool around the face-plate again.

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Conclusion

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

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