Remove the (6.65 mm) screw next to the RAM.
  • Remove the (6.65 mm) screw next to the RAM.

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Open back cover
  • Open back cover

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

  • Identify and disconnect touch pad ribbon cable which can be seen through a window at the bottom edge of the metal part of the top casing ( in these photos the connector shows blue)

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  • Remove (6.65 mm) screw next to RAM

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  • Turn computer right side up, and open it.

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

  • Disconnect the touch pad ribbon cable.

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  • Top plastic is fragile. Handle gently.

  • Two miniature LEDs will be exposed in the top edge of the bottom casing. Handle with caution to avoid damage.

  • Detach each of the 5 plastic clips. Run a plastic opening tool along the underside of the top half. You will hear the 'clicks' of the clips coming undone.

  • Remove plastic covering

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  • Raise black pad to detach trackpad ribbon if not done in step 4.

  • (Completing this step according to the directions in step 4 reduces the potential for damage.)

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  • Undo hard drive ribbon by lifting black clips upward.

  • Undo (4.6 mm) screws that hold 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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  • Gently pull the hard drive to the left by the black plastic ribbon. Ease drive up on the left and then out.

  • When re-inserting, use caution to ensure 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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  • Lift the black clips using the plastic opening tool in order to detach the ribbon that connects the SD card module.

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

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  • Undo this screw, which holds the wifi component in place, using the Phillips head screwdriver.

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  • Pull the Wi-Fi component to the right, and then slightly upward and finally out to remove the Wi-Fi antenna.

  • Move antenna cautiously to avoid damage.

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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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