Introduction

The daughterboard is an extension of the motherboard. The daughterboard is connected to the USB drive, so when you plug into the USB compartment, the daughterboard communicates with the motherboard. This guide will show how to remove the daughterboard/USB piece.

  1. Turn device over. Unscrew and remove the ten Phillips #1 8.0 mm screws.
    • Turn device over. Unscrew and remove the ten Phillips #1 8.0 mm screws.

  2. Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry palm rest apart from bottom cover.  Start from one spot and systematically work your way around until the whole palm rest is detached. Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry palm rest apart from bottom cover.  Start from one spot and systematically work your way around until the whole palm rest is detached.
    • Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry palm rest apart from bottom cover. Start from one spot and systematically work your way around until the whole palm rest is detached.

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  4. Disconnect the two cables that run from the keyboard to the motherboard and from the touch pad to the motherboard.  You may have to use a thin blade or spudger to lift open the respective latches.
    • Disconnect the two cables that run from the keyboard to the motherboard and from the touch pad to the motherboard. You may have to use a thin blade or spudger to lift open the respective latches.

  5. Remove both Phillips #1 4.5 mm screws from the daughterboard.
    • Remove both Phillips #1 4.5 mm screws from the daughterboard.

  6. Gently remove the thin band from the daughterboard.  You may have to use a thin blade or spudger to lift the silver clip to release the band.
    • Gently remove the thin band from the daughterboard. You may have to use a thin blade or spudger to lift the silver clip to release the band.

Conclusion

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

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