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Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement

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  1. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement, Back Cover Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 2 Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement, Back Cover Replacement: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Place your Chromebook upside down.

    • Utilizing the precision magnetized Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove all thirteen 6.5 mm Phillips screws that secure the back cover.

    • Before doing anything, make sure your Acer Chromebook is completely turned off.

  2. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully remove the bottom.

  3. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 1 of 2 Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the two 3.6 mm Phillips screws holding the battery in place.

  4. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect the connector that attaches the battery to the Chromebook with a pair of pliers or tweezers.

    • Alternatively, you could use your hands, as it may be difficult to unhook the connector.

  5. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery.

  6. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement, cooling fan / CPU heat sink assembly: step 6, image 1 of 2 Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement, cooling fan / CPU heat sink assembly: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the six 4.7 mm Phillips screws that secure the fan.

  7. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 3 Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 3 Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Disconnect these cables from the motherboard using the tweezers.

    • Alternatively, you may use your hands.

    • Pull out the fan.

  8. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement, Memory: step 8, image 1 of 2 Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement, Memory: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the 3.6 mm Phillips screw that secures the SSD in place.

  9. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Pull out the SSD.

  10. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the speaker cable from the motherboard.

  11. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the display cable from the motherboard.

  12. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Gently pull out the wire for the 2 PIC connectors.

  13. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 3.7 mm Phillips screws that hold the motherboard in place.

  14. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector to release the ribbon cable.

    • Carefully remove the ribbon cable.

  15. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector to release the ribbon cable.

    • Gently remove the ribbon cable

  16. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Lift up the black tab on the ZIF connector to release the ribbon cable.

    • Remove the ribbon cable.

  17. Acer Chromebook C720-2420 Motherboard Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Lift up and remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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