1. Flip the Chromebook onto its back, where there are eleven screws.
    • Flip the Chromebook onto its back, where there are eleven screws.

    • There are two variations of screws on the back panel:

      • Six 8.7mm screws.

      • Five 6.4mm screws.

    • Using your screwdriver with the J00 Phillips Head tip, remove the screws by turning them counter clockwise.

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  2. Once the screws are removed, flip the Chromebook back over.
    • Once the screws are removed, flip the Chromebook back over.

    • Gently remove the keyboard by starting to lift up on one corner with a plastic opening tool.

    • Follow around the brim of the keyboard until it pops off.

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    • Once you remove the keyboard, it will be connected to the CPU with two tabbed connections.

    • Release the connections from the tabs gently by flipping the white flaps up until disconnected.

    • You can now pull the ribbons out from the board and remove the keyboard.

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    • Once the keyboard is removed, the battery is located on the bottom portion of the shell.

    • The battery is held in with six 6.5mm screws on opposing sides.

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    • The battery is now held in with a tabbed connection to the CPU on the left side of the board. On the tabbed connection, there is a silver plate.

    • Gently push on the silver plate towards the screen until the plastic connection is free.

    • The tabbed connection should now slide out backwards.

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    • At this point, using the plastic removal tool, lift the battery out of the shell.

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    • The speakers are connected to the CPU via a tabbed connection.

    • Using a smaller plastic spudger, gently pull backwards on the plastic clip until it comes loose.

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    • Next, the speaker is incorporated into two plastic clips which are in the shell of the Chromebook.

    • Using a smaller plastic spudger, gently pull upward on the plastic clips from the outer edge of the speaker unit.

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    • After taking off the speaker unit from both sides, remove the tape holding down the central wiring in the middle of the Chromebook’s shell.

    • Using a plastic opening tool or spudger, slide the tool underneath a corner of tape and run the tool until the tape is removed.

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    • Gently slide the wire out from its casing.

    • The speaker is now disconnected safely.

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Conclusion

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

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