Image 1/2: Remove the 5 screws (5.65 mm) on bottom Image 2/2: The screw holding the RAM compartment cover may be the captive type
  • Flip the laptop over

  • Remove the 5 screws (5.65 mm) on bottom

  • The screw holding the RAM compartment cover may be the captive type

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Image 1/3: This may involve using the spudger to unclip the edges of the cover Image 2/3: Battery is shown still attached in picture, but can be removed prior to removing RAM Image 3/3: Battery is shown still attached in picture, but can be removed prior to removing RAM
  • Remove the RAM lid

  • This may involve using the spudger to unclip the edges of the cover

  • Battery is shown still attached in picture, but can be removed prior to removing RAM

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

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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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  • Remove the two screws holding the SD card panel in place.

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  • Gently lift up the SD card reader from its housing.

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Conclusion

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

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