Although there are several ways this task could be accomplished, this guide walks through the most appropriate steps to complete the task without damaging the fragile components. Read instructions carefully to reach success.

Use a plastic opening tool to pull up the four metal latches in the battery cavity located on the bottom of the device.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pull up the four metal latches in the battery cavity located on the bottom of the device.

  • Do not apply too much pressure. The latches cannot be removed and will bend if forced.

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Flip the laptop over, and open the display.
  • Flip the laptop over, and open the display.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the edge of the keyboard nearest to the display.

  • Gently lift the keyboard, and slide it toward the display.

  • Do not remove the keyboard completely. This can damage the ribbon cable connecting the underside of the keyboard to the laptop.

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  • Use a spudger to release the tabs on the keyboard ribbon cable ZIF connector.

    • Depending on the model variation, the tabs on this ZIF connector will either flip up toward the display or push out toward the display.

    • Remove keyboard.

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

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

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Maged Hanna

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een heel duidelijke uitleg. ik zal het zelf niet proberen. ben bang dat ik met ijn trillende vingers de boel kapot ga maken.

ik had wifi verbinding maar ineens is het niet meer mogelijk om on-line te komen.

de ==internet adopter == werkt niet.

vraag mijn zwager om te helpen, anders moet ik afscheid nemen van mijn kleine computertje.


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