Introduction

In order to obtain access to the internal components you must first follow this step by step general disassembly guide. This will be a first stop in installing a new component that is enclosed by the outer shell.

Turn computer over. Remove battery expansion cover and battery.
  • Turn computer over.

  • Remove battery expansion cover and battery.

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With monitor hinge at the bottom, remove the two top center screws.
  • With monitor hinge at the bottom, remove the two top center screws.

Not necessary for RAM, hard drive, or CPU replacement.

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Remove top left and top right screws.
  • Remove top left and top right screws.

Also not necessary for RAM, hard drive, or CPU replacement.

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Remove middle left and middle right screws.
  • Remove middle left and middle right screws.

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Open computer kickstands.
  • Open computer kickstands.

  • Remove screws underneath each kickstand.

Again not necessary for RAM, hard drive, or CPU replacement.

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Lift keyboard from bottom and take out of shell.
  • Lift keyboard from bottom and take out of shell.

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Lift the white mechanism securing the keyboard ribbon cable to the motherboard. You can do this using a plastic opening tool. Remove both ribbon cables from the motherboard. From here you can access the logic board, hard drive, and floppy drive.
  • Lift the white mechanism securing the keyboard ribbon cable to the motherboard. You can do this using a plastic opening tool.

  • Remove both ribbon cables from the motherboard.

  • From here you can access the logic board, hard drive, and floppy drive.

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Conclusion

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

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