Introduction

To operate without power directly from the wall, a working battery is required. As batteries age sometimes their ability to hold a charge decreases and must be replaced.

Image 1/2: Remove 5.2 mm screw with a Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove 5.2 mm screw with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Lift rubber cover on the back of the laptop.

  • Remove 5.2 mm screw with a Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Using the nylon spudger, remove the back center panel.

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  • Remove the 5 mm Phillips screw that is located underneath the back panel.

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  • Pull out the optical drive located on the side of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Remove the four 5.2 mm screws underneath the center panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/3: Remove the four 5.2 mm screws underneath the center panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver. Image 3/3: Remove the four 5.2 mm screws underneath the center panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the ten 5.2 mm screws holding the main panel in place, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver.

  • Remove the four 5.2 mm screws underneath the center panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Remove the two 6.8 mm screws underneath to back panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard from the base of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Using a pair of tweezers undo each of the four ribbon connectors indicated in photo. Image 2/2: The keyboard is now fully disconnected and you are now free to lift the keyboard away from the computer.
  • Lift the keyboard carefully, otherwise the ribbon connectors may tear or break

  • Using a pair of tweezers undo each of the four ribbon connectors indicated in photo.

  • The keyboard is now fully disconnected and you are now free to lift the keyboard away from the computer.

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  • Begin by removing the top four rubber stoppers that are highlighted in the photo using a pair of tweezers.

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  • Remove the top four 8.5mm screws that are highlighted in the photo using a Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Using a nylon spudger, carefully pry the top back panel off to reveal the speakers. Image 2/2: While removing the top back panel, be careful not to break the four pin connector located underneath.
  • The speakers are located on the top facing side of the computer, next to where the screen connects to the base.

  • Using a nylon spudger, carefully pry the top back panel off to reveal the speakers.

  • While removing the top back panel, be careful not to break the four pin connector located underneath.

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  • Disconnect the four-pin connector and remove the top back panel from the computer.

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  • Carefully disconnect the pin connector indicated in the photo.

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  • Remove the four 6.8 mm screws holding the monitor in place, using a Phillips screwdriver.

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  • Lift away the metal housings from the laptop to uncover two additional screws on each side of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: The monitor is now free and can be lifted away from the laptop. Image 2/3: The monitor is now free and can be lifted away from the laptop. Image 3/3: The monitor is now free and can be lifted away from the laptop.
  • Remove the final four 6.8 mm remaining screws using a Phillips screwdriver.

  • The monitor is now free and can be lifted away from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the pin connector that attaches the battery to the motherboard. Image 2/3: Disconnect the pin connector that attaches the battery to the motherboard. Image 3/3: Disconnect the pin connector that attaches the battery to the motherboard.
  • Remove the two 5.4 mm screws using a Phillips screwdriver.

  • Disconnect the pin connector that attaches the battery to the motherboard.

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  • The battery can now be lifted away from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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