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Introduction

Removing the battery may be necessary if the Chromebook experiences power issues or if the user wants to replace an old battery. It is important when removing the battery to unplug your device charger as well as making sure the computer is turned off. Do not place the battery near any liquids or metal devices as they may harm the battery or cause the battery to discharge.

  1. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove all  eleven 7.0 mm screws from the bottom of the Chromebook.
    • Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove all eleven 7.0 mm screws from the bottom of the Chromebook.

  2. Find the seam along the edge of the device.
    • Find the seam along the edge of the device.

    • Wedge a finger into the groove and separate the panel from the device. If necessary, use a spudger.

    • The panel will still be connected to the device by internal wiring, so pull it off with some caution. It is best to flip the panel to the side once the seam has been broken.

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  4. Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips screws located at the sides of the battery.
    • Remove the two 4.5 mm Phillips screws located at the sides of the battery.

  5. Grip the battery connection using two plastic opening tools. Carefully but firmly, pry the connector from its socket by pulling it towards the battery.
    • Grip the battery connection using two plastic opening tools.

    • Carefully but firmly, pry the connector from its socket by pulling it towards the battery.

    • When reconnecting the battery to the motherboard, place the red wires closer to the edge of the device and the black wires towards the center.

  6. Lift the battery out by pulling upward.
    • Lift the battery out by pulling upward.

Conclusion

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

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