Introduction

This guide explains how to remove the motherboard. All parts that are connected to the motherboard must be disconnected before disconnecting the motherboard itself. This guide will show you how to remove every prerequisite part as well as the motherboard.

Unscrew the thirteen 6.0mm screws on the back panel using your JIS 1 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the thirteen 6.0mm screws on the back panel using your JIS 1 screwdriver.

Add Comment

Pry the back panel open with the plastic opening tool.
  • Pry the back panel open with the plastic opening tool.

Add Comment

  • Unscrew the 3.0mm screw securing the solid state drive with the JIS 1 screwdriver.

Add Comment

  • Carefully pull out the solid state drive using two fingers.

Add Comment

  • Unscrew the two 6.0mm screws of the battery with your JIS 1 screwdriver.

Add Comment

  • Carefully pull out the battery wire connected to the battery port.

Add Comment

  • Slowly lift the battery to remove it from the Chromebook.

Add Comment

  • Unplug the speaker wire from the motherboard.

Add Comment

  • Carefully pull out the speakers from each side of the Chromebook.

Add Comment

  • Unscrew the three 6.0mm screws using the J1 screwdriver.

  • Unscrew the two 3.0mm screws using the J1 screwdriver.

Add Comment

  • Position the spudger under the switch that connects the ribbon cable to the motherboard.

  • Flick the spudger up to flip the switch up.

Add Comment

  • Pull the blue tab on the ribbon cable to remove it.

Add Comment

  • Grab the edges of each piece of circuitry that is included with the SD Card Reader and USB Port.

  • Pull each piece of circuitry out of the Chromebook.

Add Comment

  • Position the spudger under the switch.

  • Flick the spudger up to flip the switch up.

Add Comment

  • Pull on the blue tab of the ribbon cable to remove the ribbon cable.

  • Repeat the previous step and this step with the other ribbon cable that is attached to the SD Card Reader/USB Port.

Add Comment

  • Take the J1 screwdriver and unscrew the four 3.0mm screws.

  • Loosen the six 3.0mm CPU screws using the J1 screwdriver.

  • The six 3.0mm CPU screws do not come out of the motherboard.

Add Comment

  • Grab the wire for the two pin connector.

  • Pull the wire to disconnect it from the motherboard.

Add Comment

  • Place the back of the spudger under the black wire that connects the wireless card to the motherboard.

  • Flick the spudger up to disconnect the cable from the motherboard.

Add Comment

  • Place the back of the spudger under the white wire that connects the wireless card to the motherboard.

  • Flick the spudger up to disconnect the cable from the motherboard.

Add Comment

  • Take both wires and unravel them from the CPU fan.

Add Comment

  • Firmly grasp the red, yellow, and white cords with two fingers.

  • Pull the cords to unplug it.

Add Comment

  • Position the spudger under the switch of the big ribbon cable.

  • Flick the spudger up to flip the switch up.

Add Comment

  • Grab the blue tab of the ribbon cable.

  • Pull on the blue tab to disconnect the ribbon cable.

Add Comment

  • Grab the red and black cable near the display cables, this is the cable to the other two pin connector.

  • Pull on the wire to disconnect it from the motherboard.

  • Flip the wire and the connector up to move it out of the way.

Add Comment

  • Position the spudger under the switch for the smaller ribbon cable.

  • Flick the spudger up to flip the smaller switch up.

Add Comment

  • Grab the blue tab on the ribbon cable.

  • Pull on the tab to disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard.

Add Comment

  • Position the back of the spudger at the edge of the tape that holds the display cable in.

  • Peel the tape back so it is out of the way.

Add Comment

  • Position the back of the spudger on the display cable.

  • Push the display cable out using the back of the spudger.

Add Comment

  • Lift up the CPU fan to ensure that no wires are tangled. If the black and white wires are tangles please repeat step 5.

  • Lift up the other end of the motherboard to completely remove the motherboard.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

Jason Bechtold

Member since: 10/19/2017

531 Reputation

5 Guides authored

Team

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 2

Past 30 Days: 3

All Time: 44