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

    • Remove the three 6.0mm Phillips #00 screws.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

    • Remove the metal heat shield.

  9. Peel back the protective tape that covers the display cable connector. Disconnect the display cable from the motherboard using the plastic spudger tool. Disconnect the display cable from the motherboard using the plastic spudger tool.
    • Peel back the protective tape that covers the display cable connector.

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

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

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

  12. 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.
    • 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.

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

  14. Remove the motherboard.
    • Remove the motherboard.

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