Image 1/3: The right tab is unlocked when a red dot is showing. Image 2/3: The left tab will have to be held in the unlocked position in order to release the battery. Image 3/3: The left tab will have to be held in the unlocked position in order to release the battery.
  • Slide the battery's locking tabs from the locked position to unlocked positions.

    • The right tab is unlocked when a red dot is showing.

    • The left tab will have to be held in the unlocked position in order to release the battery.

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  • Slide the battery out while holding the left locking tab in the unlocked position.

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Image 1/2: Identify the three metal tabs holding down the laptop's keyboard. Image 2/2: Using a spudger, depress each metal tab to remove the keyboard.
  • Caution Follow this step to detach the upper portion of the keyboard, but do not remove it from the laptop. Damage to the keyboard's ribbon cable may result if improperly executed.

  • Identify the three metal tabs holding down the laptop's keyboard.

  • Using a spudger, depress each metal tab to remove the keyboard.

    • The upper part of the keyboard should "pop up" from its holder.

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  • Clips hold the bottom portion of the keyboard to the laptop. Gently lift the upper portion of the keyboard and then move the entire keyboard towards the computer's screen until the ribbon cable is visible.

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Image 1/1: Slide the keyboard's ribbon cable from the connector.
  • Using a spudger, gently push the two black pins holding the ribbon cable towards the computer's screen.

  • Slide the keyboard's ribbon cable from the connector.

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  • Remove the keyboard by lifting upwards.

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  • Remove the nine 4.76mm Phillips #0 screws on the top cover of the laptop.

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  • Remove the six 4.76 mm Phillips #0 screws on the back of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Unlock the tan locking pin from the black connector by pushing the pin to the right with a spudger. Image 2/3: Unlock the tan locking pin from the black connector by pushing the pin to the right with a spudger. Image 3/3: Unlock the tan locking pin from the black connector by pushing the pin to the right with a spudger.
  • Flip the laptop back over and identify the touchpad ribbon.

  • Unlock the tan locking pin from the black connector by pushing the pin to the right with a spudger.

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  • Slide out the touchpad's ribbon connector by pulling the blue tab to the right.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently detach the top cover from the laptop's base. See the next step for removing the cover.

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Image 1/3: Remove the laptop cover. Image 2/3: Remove the laptop cover. Image 3/3: Remove the laptop cover.
  • Caution: You will need to clear the audio and microphone jacks by lifting the right half and then moving the cover to the left (as shown in the second picture) to prevent damaging the cover.

  • Remove the laptop cover.

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  • Remove the large black wire using a plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/3: A flat head screwdriver is preferable over a spudger as the spudger's head is not thin enough to to slip under the rubber covers. Image 2/3: Remove the six 4.76 mm Phillips #0 screws underneath each cover. Image 3/3: Remove the six 4.76 mm Phillips #0 screws underneath each cover.
  • Gently pry off the six rubber covers around the outside of the screen using a 2 mm flat head screwdriver.

    • A flat head screwdriver is preferable over a spudger as the spudger's head is not thin enough to to slip under the rubber covers.

  • Remove the six 4.76 mm Phillips #0 screws underneath each cover.

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Image 1/1: Remove the screen cover.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, carefully detach the casing around the screen cover.

    • Remove the screen cover.

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Image 1/3: Lift out the display screen. Image 2/3: Lift out the display screen. Image 3/3: Lift out the display screen.
  • Remove the four 4.76mm Phillips #0 screws located on the corners of the screen.

  • Lift out the display screen.

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Conclusion

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

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Another PERFECT iFixIt guide!

Had to replace the screen in one of these little beauties, and this walk-through worked like all iFixIt tutorials: Flawlessly.

Kudos Mr. Barker!

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