Flip the laptop over. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver remove the five 5.65 mm screws.
  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver remove the five 5.65 mm screws.

  • The screw holding the RAM compartment cover may be permanently connected, and only be able to be loosed by the screwdriver.

  • Be sure to have a designated place to hold the different sized screws removed in this guide.

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Remove the RAM lid. Use a spudger to unclip the edges of the cover if necessary. The battery is shown still attached in the picture, but it should be removed prior to beginning this guide.
  • Remove the RAM lid.

  • Use a spudger to unclip the edges of the cover if necessary.

  • The battery is shown still attached in the picture, but it should be removed prior to beginning this guide.

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Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove one 6.5 mm screw located next to the RAM.
  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove one 6.5 mm screw located next to the RAM.

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Flip the laptop back over, and open the display. Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the six 5.5 mm screws on the inside covering.
  • Flip the laptop back over, and open the display.

  • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the six 5.5 mm screws on the inside covering.

  • Disconnect the touch pad ribbon cable. It is visible through a window located 3 inches from the bottom left edge of the metal covering.

  • The connector shows blue.

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Detach the five plastic clips by carefully running a plastic opening tool between the top and bottom casing. You will hear a "click" as the clips come undone. The top plastic is fragile. There are also two miniature LEDs exposed along the top edge of the bottom casing at the bottom right that are easily damaged.
  • Detach the five plastic clips by carefully running a plastic opening tool between the top and bottom casing. You will hear a "click" as the clips come undone.

  • The top plastic is fragile. There are also two miniature LEDs exposed along the top edge of the bottom casing at the bottom right that are easily damaged.

  • Remove the metal and plastic covering.

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Detach the track pad ribbon by using a plastic opening tool to raise up the black pad.
  • Detach the track pad ribbon by using a plastic opening tool to raise up the black pad.

  • This can also be done during Step 4 through a window in the metal chassis. This 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. Detach the Bluetooth wire located below the fan by gently pulling it upward.
  • 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. Detach the ribbon cable that connects the SD card module and the motherboard by lifting the black clips using the plastic opening tool.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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