Introduction

This guide will show you how to open the casing on your Chromebook and remove your motherboard so that you can replace it.

  1. Remove the eight 9.0mm Phillips #00 screws.
    • Remove the eight 9.0mm Phillips #00 screws.

    • Remove the three 6.0mm Phillips #00 screws.

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  2. Separate the palm rest assembly from the bottom housing using the plastic opening tool.
    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • Remove the battery from the bottom housing.

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    • Remove the two 6.0mm Phillips #00 screws that secure the metal heat shield to the motherboard.

    • Remove the metal heat shield.

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    • Peel back the protective tape that covers the display cable connector.

    • Disconnect the display cable from the motherboard using the plastic spudger tool.

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    • Disconnect the speaker cable from the motherboard using the plastic spudger tool.

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    • Flip back the hinge that secures the blue daughterboard cable to the motherboard using the tweezers.

    • Disconnect the blue cable connecting the motherboard to the daughterboard by pulling on the blue cable tab.

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    • Remove the four 3.0mm Phillips #00 screws that attach the left hinge.

    • Remove the large silver 5.0mm Phillips #00 screw from the center-left side of the motherboard.

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    • Remove the three 3.0mm Phillips #00 screws that secure the motherboard to the housing.

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    • Remove the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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