Introduction

This guide will provide the instructions needed in order to replace the motherboard.

Remove the one 4.3mm Phillips #1 screw holding the back cover on.
  • Remove the one 4.3mm Phillips #1 screw holding the back cover on.

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Locate the RAM and the metal clips holding the RAM in place.
  • Locate the RAM and the metal clips holding the RAM in place.

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  • Push the two clips outwards at the same time with your fingers. The RAM will gently pop upwards.

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  • Pull the RAM out of the slot.

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  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the screw from the Wi-Fi card.

  • Carefully remove the piece of tape to allow for more room to remove the Wi-Fi card.

  • Use the blue plastic opening tool to lift and remove the Wi-Fi card from its socket.

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  • Use the blue plastic opening tool and carefully remove the connectors from the Wi-Fi card.

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  • Remove the Wi-Fi card.

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  • Unscrew the circled screws, a total of 17 (15 M 2x6 and 2 M 2x3), with a cross-head screwdriver.

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  • Using the blue plastic opening tool, work your way around the perimeter of the laptop and remove the bottom frame.

  • Be careful though, because we will not be pulling it completely apart since we will need to disconnect 2 ribbon cables first (shown in next step).

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  • Remove the green ribbon on the backside of the laptop by pulling on it lightly as shown.

  • Gently remove the back ribbon that is holding the two parts of the laptop together (found between the two parts that are being pulling apart).

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  • Now completely pull apart the motherboard from the underside of the laptop by pulling on the location of the arrows.

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  • Disconnect the five ribbons by pulling gently on the ribbon.

  • Unscrew the M2x3 screw.

  • Disconnect the blue connector from the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the wider white connector from the motherboard.

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  • Remove the motherboard from the frame.

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  • Remove the fan by unscrewing two M2x3 screws.

  • Peel the tape off the ribbon connection for easy access.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect the connector.

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  • Remove the fan.

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  • The motherboard is now bare of any extras and is ready to be replaced.

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Conclusion

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

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