Introduction

This guide will show you how to open the casing on your Chromebook and remove your battery to replace it.

Remove the eight 9.0mm Phillips #00 screws. Remove the three 6.0mm Phillips #00  screws.
  • Remove the eight 9.0mm Phillips #00 screws.

  • Remove the three 6.0mm Phillips #00 screws.

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Separate the palm rest assembly from the bottom housing using the plastic opening tool. It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the plastic opening tool along the edge of the housing. Lift the palm rest assembly slowly to prevent damaging the two cables that connect it to the motherboard.
  • Separate the palm rest assembly from the bottom housing using the plastic opening tool.

  • It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the plastic opening tool along the edge of the housing.

  • Lift the palm rest assembly slowly to prevent damaging the two cables that connect it to the motherboard.

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Flip back the hinges on the connectors that secure the wide black cable and the narrow white cable using the tweezers. Disconnect the wide black cable from the motherboard by pulling the blue cable tab away from the connector. Disconnect the white ribbon cable from the motherboard by pulling the blue cable tab away from the connector.
  • Flip back the hinges on the connectors that secure the wide black cable and the narrow white cable using the tweezers.

  • Disconnect the wide black cable from the motherboard by pulling the blue cable tab away from the connector.

  • Disconnect the white ribbon cable from the motherboard by pulling the blue cable tab away from the connector.

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Remove the six 6.0mm Phillips #00 screws that secure the battery to the bottom housing.
  • Remove the six 6.0mm Phillips #00 screws that secure the battery to the bottom housing.

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Disconnect the bundled cable connector that attaches the battery to the motherboard using the small plastic spudger. Disconnect the bundled cable connector that attaches the battery to the motherboard using the small plastic spudger.
  • Disconnect the bundled cable connector that attaches the battery to the motherboard using the small plastic spudger.

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Remove the battery from the bottom housing.
  • Remove the battery from the bottom housing.

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Conclusion

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

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