This guide describes how to properly remove the battery of the Acer Chromebook C720-2103. It can be referenced for a temporary removal, while replacing another component, or for the batteries replacement.

A battery replacement is recommended if the device no longer holds a charge or if the battery is faulty.

  • The plastic outer casing is easy to damage during removal. Take your time and be careful.
  • Make sure the device is powered off during this replacement. There is a possibility of electrocution.
  1. Shut the device off.
    • Shut the device off.

    • Turn the device over so the bottom is facing up.

    • Remove all thirteen 6mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Remember to keep screws separated by step and their locations in the device. This will help prevent confusion during reassembly.

    • Removing the battery is necessary to prevent electric shock during part replacement.

  2. Wedge a plastic opening tool between  the back casing and the rest of the device.
    • Wedge a plastic opening tool between the back casing and the rest of the device.

    • Apply pressure up and down carefully, until backing pops up. Repeat this process in multiple spots if needed.

      • It is easiest to start at the back of the device, between the hinges of the screen.

    • Do not apply too much force. This will crack the plastic.

    • Remove the three 6mm screws indicated by the red circles with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Pull the rainbow cable connector out of the white terminal by wiggling it gently from side to side with your fingers.

    • Be careful when removing the cable. Too much force can damage the motherboard or the cable connector.

    • Lift the battery straight up and out of the device with your hands. Take care not to knock the battery against another component.


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

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