Introduction

If you are having trouble with powering your computer, it is possible that your power converter needs to be replaced. If that is the case, this guide will show you how to locate and carefully remove the power converter step by step.

Remove the six 19 mm long screws with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the six 19 mm long screws with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the six 19 mm long screws with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver.

Release the catch by pushing it in using a plastic opening tool. The catch is off-center, but in line with the middle of the speaker underneath.
  • Release the catch by pushing it in using a plastic opening tool.

    • The catch is off-center, but in line with the middle of the speaker underneath.

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Slide the case toward the ports on the back, then grip under the catch and pull up while moving toward the ports to remove. Slide the case toward the ports on the back, then grip under the catch and pull up while moving toward the ports to remove.
  • Slide the case toward the ports on the back, then grip under the catch and pull up while moving toward the ports to remove.

This step is wrong. The ports cover should be removed with a plastic disassembly tool first. Failure to do this will lead to a set of broken plastic hooks.

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Lift the handle straight up to remove. Lift the handle straight up to remove.
  • Lift the handle straight up to remove.

Remove the two 7.7mm length Phillips screws that secure the power converter.
  • Remove the two 7.7mm length Phillips screws that secure the power converter.

Grab the back of the power supply and pull out while lifting up so that it will clear the other components. The power supply can be difficult to remove so be careful not to bend or damage any nearby components while you pull out the power supply.
  • Grab the back of the power supply and pull out while lifting up so that it will clear the other components.

  • The power supply can be difficult to remove so be careful not to bend or damage any nearby components while you pull out the power supply.

Conclusion

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

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