Introduction

A quick guide to replacing the motherboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove all ten screws on the back of the laptop to remove the cover.
  • Remove all ten screws on the back of the laptop to remove the cover.

  • Remove the cover.

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Disconnect the wires at the top of the battery by lifting on the tabs protruding out of the plastic frame.
  • Disconnect the wires at the top of the battery by lifting on the tabs protruding out of the plastic frame.

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  • Remove the four screws holding the battery in place, two on top and one on each side.

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  • Gently lift out the battery by the side closest to the motherboard first.

  • Be careful of any extra wires that may have attached itself to the battery.

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  • Next you will be removing the cpu fan. Begin by removing the nine screws holding it in place.

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  • Then unplug the cable connecting into the motherboard.

  • Right next to the wire that was just unplugged, pull up and release the final clip attaching the fan to the motherboard.

  • Finally lift up and place aside.

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  • Next remove the screws at the top and bottom of the motherboard.

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  • Underneath the battery are 3 cables plugging into the motherboard, 1 wide one and two small ones. Lift the white tabs above them up, and then slide them out.

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  • Next you will need to remove the disk drive. You can follow our guide here.

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  • Move to the top of the motherboard and unplug the two cables that are connected.

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  • Move to the bottom of the motherboard and unplug the single cable near the battery.

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  • Now slide the motherboard back toward where the disk drive was, lift up and turn over. You will see a cable connected to the bottom of the board. Pull back on the dark plastic frame and then remove the cable.

  • Set the old motherboard aside and follow the steps in reverse to install the new one.

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Conclusion

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

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