Introduction

Use this guide to replace the motherboard for your device.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure you turn off the laptop before starting.
  • Make sure you turn off the laptop before starting.

  • Unscrew and remove the (11) eleven 4mm J0 head screws on the underside of the laptop using the JIS #0 screwdriver.

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Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back cover.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back cover.

  • Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable connecting the back cover to the laptop.

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  • Unscrew the (2) two 3mm J0 Phillips head screws that hold the battery in place.

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  • Disconnect the battery from the motherboard.

  • Carefully disconnect the cable parallel to the board, not at an angle. Otherwise, you could damage the port.

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  • Carefully lift the battery from one side, and then lift it out of the laptop.

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  • Unscrew the (4) four J0 head 3.0 mm screws from the motherboard.

  • Unscrew the (1) one 7.0 mm screw from the center of the motherboard.

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  • Unlock the latches on the three white ribbon cables, then pull to detach them from the motherboard.

  • Slide the hook forward and pull the black ribbon cable out.

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  • Unscrew the 4.0 mm screw from the Wi-fi card using the JIS #0 screwdriver.

  • Pull the Wi-fi card parallel to the Chromebook to remove.

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  • To remove the regular cable near the hinge, pry from one side.

  • To remove the regular cable at the top of the motherboard, pull it parallel to the board.

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  • Open the hinge by prying it backwards.

  • Be careful not to damage the ribbon cable connecting the back cover to the laptop.

  • Remove the motherboard by lifting from the top.

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Conclusion

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

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