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Introduction

This repair guide will give step-by-step instructions on how to remove the back of the Chromebook to remove and replace the USB Port.

  1. Flip the chromebook on its front. Remove the screws on the back using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Flip the chromebook on its front.

    • Remove the screws on the back using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Remove the six 8mm screws.

    • Remove the five 5mm screws.

  2. Separate the plastic case from the keyboard at the seam using a plastic opening tool.
    • Separate the plastic case from the keyboard at the seam using a plastic opening tool.

  3. Fully separate the plastic case from the keyboard by lifting it upward. Fully separate the plastic case from the keyboard by lifting it upward.
    • Fully separate the plastic case from the keyboard by lifting it upward.

  4. The small and wide ribbon cables connect the keyboard to the motherboard. Disconnect the small ribbon cable by lifting the flap and sliding it out of the motherboard input toward the battery using a spudger.
    • The small and wide ribbon cables connect the keyboard to the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the small ribbon cable by lifting the flap and sliding it out of the motherboard input toward the battery using a spudger.

    • Disconnect the wide ribbon cable by lifting the flap and sliding it out of the motherboard input toward the battery using a spudger.

  5. Disconnect the USB port in the top right corner from the motherboard. Unplug the the wide ribbon cable  using spudger.
    • Disconnect the USB port in the top right corner from the motherboard.

    • Unplug the the wide ribbon cable using spudger.

  6. Remove the single 3mm screw on the left and bottom side of the USB Port using the Phillips #1 screwdriver. Remove the three 5mm screws on the upper part of the USB port with the same screwdriver.
    • Remove the single 3mm screw on the left and bottom side of the USB Port using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Remove the three 5mm screws on the upper part of the USB port with the same screwdriver.

    • Lift the edge of the white casing. Remove the USB Port by pulling it toward the bottom of the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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