First begin by flipping the laptop on its back and having the back cover face you directly.
  • First begin by flipping the laptop on its back and having the back cover face you directly.

  • Then unscrew the ten Phillips head screws that hold down the back cover using the J1 Phillips head Screw Driver.  

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Using the black plastic spudger, open the back cover and remove it from the laptop.
  • Using the black plastic spudger, open the back cover and remove it from the laptop.

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  • Begin by locating the battery.

  • Once you have located the battery, look for the screws that hold the battery in place.

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  • Begin by unscrewing the two Phillips head screws that hold down the battery using the J1 Phillips head Screw Driver.

  • Finally remove the battery from the laptop.

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  • Remove the yellow tape covering the ribbon cable in the bottom left of the motherboard as shown.

  • Carefully remove the ribbon cable out from the connector.

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  • Fold up the grey cover to release the ribbon cable in the bottom right of the board as shown.

  • Carefully pull out the ribbon cable from the port by the blue tape.

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  • Fold up the white cover to release the ribbon cable in the top left of the board as shown.

  • Carefully pull out the ribbon cable from the port by the blue tape.

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  • Fold up the grey cover to release the cable on the top right of the board as shown

  • Carefully pull out the cable from the port.

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  • Remove the cable with tweezers as shown along the top of the board.

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  • Carefully pull off both brass connectors from the top left of the board with tweezers as shown.

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  • Remove the six screws from the board as shown. There are two types of screws here, so be careful to keep them separate for reassembly.

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Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

thanks for the write up! do you know where the bluetooth is on the motherboard? I presume step 10 are the connections to the wifi antennae?

leerandmcnally - Reply

This Chromebook likely uses a dual chip which can be seen in step 10. I’m guessing the chip is a 802.11AC 2x2 MIMO WLAN + Bluetooth 4.0 from looking at the specs.

Blake Klein -

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