1. 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.  
    • 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.  

  2. 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.

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

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

  4. 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. Finally remove the battery from the laptop.
    • 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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  6. 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. Carefully remove the ribbon cable out from the connector.
    • 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.

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

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

  9. 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. Carefully pull out the cable from the port.
    • 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.

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

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

  12. 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. 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. 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.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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3 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 -

wich is the firmware write protect screw on the motherboard to cheng the os to win10 ??

loudikov - Reply

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