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  • Remove screw (6.65 mm) next to RAM

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Image 1/3: Remove 6 screws (5.5 mm) on inside covering. Image 2/3: Disconnect the touch pad ribbon cable, visible through a window at the bottom edge of the metal part of the top casing (approx 1/4 from the left edge; in these photos the connector shows blue) - see step 6 for details Image 3/3: Disconnect the touch pad ribbon cable, visible through a window at the bottom edge of the metal part of the top casing (approx 1/4 from the left edge; in these photos the connector shows blue) - see step 6 for details
  • Flip back over, open

  • Remove 6 screws (5.5 mm) on inside covering.

  • Disconnect the touch pad ribbon cable, visible through a window at the bottom edge of the metal part of the top casing (approx 1/4 from the left edge; in these photos the connector shows blue) - see step 6 for details

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  • Remove screw (6.65 mm) next to RAM

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Image 1/2: Remove 6 screws (5.5 mm) on inside covering. Image 2/2: Disconnect the touch pad ribbon cable, visible through a window at the bottom edge of the metal part of the top casing (approx 1/4 from the left edge; in these photos the connector shows blue) - see step 6 for details.
  • Flip back over, open.

  • Remove 6 screws (5.5 mm) on inside covering.

  • Disconnect the touch pad ribbon cable, visible through a window at the bottom edge of the metal part of the top casing (approx 1/4 from the left edge; in these photos the connector shows blue) - see step 6 for details.

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Image 1/2: Remove plastic covering Image 2/2: Remove plastic covering
  • Detach plastic clips (5). You need to run a plastic opening tool along the underside of the top half and you will hear the 'clicks' of the clips coming undone. Note: top plastic is fragile. Also Note: There are two miniature LEDs "exposed" in the top edge of the bottom casing, at bottom right. Be very careful not to damage these with your tool

  • Remove plastic covering

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Image 1/1: (This can also be done during step 4, through a window in the metal chassis; in this way you lessen the chance of damage to the trackpad ribbon cable)
  • Detach trackpad ribbon by raising up black pad

  • (This can also be done during step 4, through a window in the metal chassis; in this way you lessen the chance of damage to the trackpad ribbon cable)

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Image 1/3: Undo screws (4.6 mm) holding hard drive in place Image 2/3: There may be only one screw of these screws, the one at bottom right. The upper position screw may already have been removed (The 4th red circle from the left in step 4) Image 3/3: There may be only one screw of these screws, the one at bottom right. The upper position screw may already have been removed (The 4th red circle from the left in step 4)
  • Undo hard drive ribbon by lifting black clips upward.

  • Undo screws (4.6 mm) holding hard drive in place

  • There may be only one screw of these screws, the one at bottom right. The upper position screw may already have been removed (The 4th red circle from the left in step 4)

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Image 1/2: Be careful when re-inserting that the WiFi antenna cable (visible as a black loop below the disk in the 2nd photo) is not trapped under the leg of the drive encasing. Image 2/2: Be careful when re-inserting that the WiFi antenna cable (visible as a black loop below the disk in the 2nd photo) is not trapped under the leg of the drive encasing.
  • Remove hard drive by carefully pulling to the left by the black plastic ribbon attached to the drive encasing, then ease up on the left and out.

  • Be careful when re-inserting that the WiFi antenna cable (visible as a black loop below the disk in the 2nd photo) is not trapped under the leg of the drive encasing.

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  • Detach the ribbon that connects the SD card module and the motherboard by lifting the black clips using the plastic opening tool.

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  • Remove the wifi antenna connection again, using the plastic opening tool.

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  • Undo the screw holding the wifi component in place using the Phillips head screwdriver.

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  • Remove Wi-Fi antenna by carefully pulling the Wi-Fi component to the right, and then slightly upward and finally out.

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  • Detach the ribbon cable that connects the SD card module and the motherboard by lifting the black clips using the plastic opening tool

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  • Detach the Bluetooth wire located below the fan by gently pulling it upward.

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  • Detach the black structure connected to the input cables in the top right center of the motherboard.

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  • Remove the 3 (5.5 mm) screws holding the motherboard to the motherboard plastic frame and also remove the four screws surrounding the fan.

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  • Gently lift the motherboard and hold it so that the bottom of the board is exposed.

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  • Disconnect the cable attaching the motherboard to the fan.

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  • Remove two screws holding the fan and the brass frame to the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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