Introduction

This guide explains how to remove the SD Card Reader and the USB Port next to it. Before removing the two ports, the back panel assembly, battery, and speakers needs to be removed. Once all of these are removed, the two ports can be easily disconnected from the Chromebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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Unplug the speaker wire from the motherboard. Unplug the speaker wire from the motherboard.
  • Unplug the speaker wire from the motherboard.

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

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Unscrew the three 6.0mm screws using the J1 screwdriver. Unscrew the two 3.0mm screws using the J1 screwdriver. Unscrew the two 3.0mm screws using the J1 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the three 6.0mm screws using the J1 screwdriver.

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

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

  • Flick the spudger up to flip the switch up.

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

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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.
  • 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.

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Position the spudger under the switch. Flick the spudger up to flip the switch up.
  • Position the spudger under the switch.

  • Flick the spudger up to flip the switch up.

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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.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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