Place laptop upside down.
  • Place laptop upside down.

  • Remove the cover by first removing the ten screws that are identified in the picture.

  • Use PH0 bit to remove the 1cm black screws. You will be removing 10 screws

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Disconnect the CPU fan by carefully pulling out the small black connector(plug) located in the corner (redbox)
  • Disconnect the CPU fan by carefully pulling out the small black connector(plug) located in the corner (redbox)

  • You will remove 3, 4mm screws with a PH0 bit.

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  • Detach the heatsink by unscrewing the four screws identified in the picture.

  • Remove 4, 3mm screws with a PH0 bit

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  • Unscrew the five screws, 5mm with the PH0 bit.

  • Remove the battery by lifting it in a upward motion pulling it towards yourself.

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  • Take off the wifi connectors, by gently pulling them off by grabbing the wire and pulling up

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  • Speaker Data Connector

  • Gently pry out

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  • Pull up the ZIF connector tabs and then pull out the ribbon cables.

  • For the orange boxes, you pull the little black tab up to remove connector.

    • Some excessive force might need to be used for this step

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  • Display Connector

    • Pull Tab, and Pull up

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  • Unscrew the 2, 6mm screws.

  • After removing the screws, lift the hinge up slightly to give clearance to the motherboard.

  • Some force is required to lift the metal hinge support up. To lift pull up and rotate as pulling up.

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  • Remove the 6, 4mm screws.

  • Gently pick up the motherboard without applying any unnecessary force.

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Conclusion

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

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