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Introduction

This guide will show the step needed to successfully remove the motherboard on a ASUS Q534U laptop.

  1. Remove ten screws with the T5 driver. Use the opening tool to carefully pry off the back case. Use the opening tool to carefully pry off the back case.
    • Remove ten screws with the T5 driver.

    • Use the opening tool to carefully pry off the back case.

  2. Using the iFixit opening tool, gently pry the CPU fan connector out of the socket. Using the iFixit opening tool, gently pry the CPU fan connector out of the socket.
    • Using the iFixit opening tool, gently pry the CPU fan connector out of the socket.

  3. Move the black cable located around the CPU fan out of the holder. Remove the following 9 screws:
    • Move the black cable located around the CPU fan out of the holder.

    • Remove the following 9 screws:

    • Three Phillips screws

    • Six Phillips screws

    • Make sure not to mix up both types of screws.

    • Gently pull vertically on the CPU fan/ heat sink assembly until it is free.

    • Before placing a new CPU fan/heat sink assembly, the CPU and GPU surfaces must be cleaned off and thermal compound must be reapplied.

  4. Remove four screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove four screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove four screws with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  5. Gently lift the hard disk out using the black tab. Gently lift the hard disk out using the black tab.
    • Gently lift the hard disk out using the black tab.

  6. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver remove the four screws of the metal casing
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver remove the four screws of the metal casing

    • Remove the hard disk from the metal casing

  7. Disconnect the four marked cables connectors at the sockets. Disconnect the four marked cables connectors at the sockets. Disconnect the four marked cables connectors at the sockets.
    • Disconnect the four marked cables connectors at the sockets.

  8. Lift the connecting ports up prior to removing the connectors. Lift the connecting ports up prior to removing the connectors. Lift the connecting ports up prior to removing the connectors.
    • Lift the connecting ports up prior to removing the connectors.

  9. Remove the screws holding the hinges down on both sides of the device. A pry tool might be needed to lift the hinge. A pry tool might be needed to lift the hinge.
    • Remove the screws holding the hinges down on both sides of the device.

    • A pry tool might be needed to lift the hinge.

  10. Remove nine, 3.2 mm screws to fully release motherboard.
    • Remove nine, 3.2 mm screws to fully release motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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