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  1. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly, Keyboard: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Power down the laptop using the device's power button in top right corner of the keyboard. Ensure that the device's power cord is disconnected.

  2. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the laptop over so the back panel is displayed.

  3. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the ten screws from the back panel.

    • Remove the two battery screws (15.6 mm)

    • Two top corner screws (12.5 mm)

    • Six case screws (9.7mm)

  4. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the laptop back over and open it, revealing the screen and keyboard.

  5. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using the blue plastic opening tool, wedge and loosen the seal all the way around the edges. Carefully lift up the keyboard panel.

    • When lifting the keyboard panel, do not lift it all the way as the two connection ribbons to the motherboard must be disconnected.

    • It is recommended to break the seal of the case starting at the upper corners closest to the display monitor .

  6. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Observe where the ribbons connect to the motherboard, there are two connections. Each connection has a black clamp. To remove the ribbon, lift the black clamp up to disconnect it.

  7. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly, Battery: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Very carefully, remove the batteries with the blue plastic iFixit opening tool. Focus removing the battery near the highlighted area.

    • The batteries should all be connected to one another and come out of the device as a single unit.

    • Be careful not to rip any of the black plastic covering the batteries. Exposed battery parts can lead to explosions. If the case is ripped, re-wrap them, or properly dispose of them. Do not reuse them.

  8. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly, Disk Drive: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • The Disk Drive is located within the upper right hand corner of the laptop.

  9. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two screws (5.6 mm) around the disc drive.

    • Note which screws go where. The two smaller screws fasten onto the disc drive, while the three larger screws secure the drive on the outside.

  10. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two screws (2.7 mm) on the side of the disc drive fastener.

  11. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • After removing the seven screws, lift the metal fastener from the disc drive with the plastic opening tool.

  12. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the disc drive to the right, removing it from the laptop case.

  13. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly, Hard Drive: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • The Hard Drive is located in the bottom right hand corner. It should be the device covered in black foam.

    • Do not remove the foam. It's anti-static foam and protects the hard drive from static and any bumps as you move around your device.

  14. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the four (5.7cm) screws around the hard drive.

  15. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Using the blue plastic opening tool in the iFixit tool kit, slide the hard drive to the right to remove it from the case.

    • Some models don't come with a foam insert. This will cause a bit of a rattle if you're replacing the old hard drive with an SSD drive.

  16. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly, Fan: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • The fan is located near the upper left hand corner of the device, connected to the motherboard and right beneath the wireless card.

  17. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • There is a bundle of wires connecting the fan to the motherboard. Disconnect them.

  18. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Using the J00 screw bit in the iFixit tool kit, remove the three screws securing the fan to the case. One screw connected to the bottom case (4cm), one connected to the motherboard (4cm), and one screw connected to the Wireless Card (5cm).

  19. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully remove the fan from the case using the blue iFixit opening tool.

  20. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly, Motherboard: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • The motherboard is located in the left half of the device case.

  21. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • There are wires attached to the motherboard, connecting the motherboard to the display.

    • Peel the sticker back, and carefully remove the cable from the motherboard.

  22. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • There are wires connecting the wireless card to the motherboard on the upper right half of the motherboard. Disconnect them.

  23. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • There are five screws (5mm) used to secure the motherboard to the display. Using the J0 bit located in the iFixit tool kit, remove the screws.

  24. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the first half of the motherboard to the right to remove it from the case.

  25. Asus VivoBook X540SA-BPD0602V MotherBoard Disassembly: step 25, image 1 of 1
    • Using the blue opening tool in the iFixit tool kit, lift the motherboard and slide to the right to finish removing it.

Conclusion

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

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Hello could you tell me were is the battery of the motherboard?

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