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Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove and replace the motherboard if you are experiencing performance issues.

  1. Turn off the computer and unplug the charge cable.
    • Turn off the computer and unplug the charge cable.

    • If the computer is on or plugged in, it could cause electric shock.

    • Turn the computer upside down.

  2. Remove the nine Philips #00 screws holding the back panel in place (four 5.6mm, four 7.7mm, and one 9.2mm).
    • Remove the nine Philips #00 screws holding the back panel in place (four 5.6mm, four 7.7mm, and one 9.2mm).

  3. Use a plastic opening tool to gently remove the back panel. Use a plastic opening tool to gently remove the back panel.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently remove the back panel.

  4. Remove the eight 4.7mm Philips #00 screws holding the battery in place.
    • Remove the eight 4.7mm Philips #00 screws holding the battery in place.

  5. The battery is attached by a set of wires. Use your finger to disconnect the set of wires. It should come off very easily. Use your finger to disconnect the set of wires. It should come off very easily.
    • The battery is attached by a set of wires.

    • Use your finger to disconnect the set of wires. It should come off very easily.

  6. Now just lift the battery out of place. Now just lift the battery out of place.
    • Now just lift the battery out of place.

  7. Unscrew the five 4.9mm screws holding the cooling fan in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the five 4.9mm screws holding the cooling fan in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  8. Unplug the power bus for the fan.
    • Unplug the power bus for the fan.

  9. Lift up and remove the cooling fan from the slot.
    • Lift up and remove the cooling fan from the slot.

  10. Locate wireless card next to battery. Locate wireless card next to battery.
    • Locate wireless card next to battery.

  11. Remove the one 4.9mm screw that holds the wireless card in place with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the one 4.9mm screw that holds the wireless card in place with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  12. Unplug the black coaxial cable from the wireless card.
    • Unplug the black coaxial cable from the wireless card.

  13. Pull the wireless card from connector slot.
    • Pull the wireless card from connector slot.

  14. Locate the motherboard under the cooling fan.
    • Locate the motherboard under the cooling fan.

  15. Unscrew the two 5.9mm screws on the PCB board with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the two 5.9mm screws on the PCB board with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  16. Remove the PCB board from the motherboard.
    • Remove the PCB board from the motherboard.

  17. Unscrew the four 5.9mm hard drive bracket screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the four 5.9mm hard drive bracket screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  18. Unscrew the four 5.9mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Next, carefully lift the LAN bracket out of the slot.
    • Unscrew the four 5.9mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Next, carefully lift the LAN bracket out of the slot.

  19. Remove the five 5.9mm screws holding the motherboard in place with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the five 5.9mm screws holding the motherboard in place with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Remove the five 3.5mm screws holding the motherboard with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  20. Carefully lift the motherboard up out of the slot.
    • Carefully lift the motherboard up out of the slot.

  21. Locate and unplug the power bus from the motherboard. The motherboard can now be replaced.
    • Locate and unplug the power bus from the motherboard.

    • The motherboard can now be replaced.

Conclusion

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

Mitchell Jackson

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One Comment

Very useful tutorial with nice photos indicating even different type of screws n different color..

This was more useful than a YouTube video..

I just replaced my mother board..

Thank you and God bless u for ur effort..

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