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Remove the battery, then unscrew the 7 3 mm Phillips screws behind the battery. Make sure they go in separate, organized piles. Unscrew the 2 4 mm Phillips head screws by the battery. Unscrew the 2 4 mm Phillips head screws by the battery.
  • Remove the battery, then unscrew the 7 3 mm Phillips screws behind the battery. Make sure they go in separate, organized piles.

  • Unscrew the 2 4 mm Phillips head screws by the battery.

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Remove the panel above the keyboard with a plastic spudger.
  • Remove the panel above the keyboard with a plastic spudger.

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Once the panel is removed, use the spudger to pry out the keyboard.
  • Once the panel is removed, use the spudger to pry out the keyboard.

  • Do not fully remove, for the keyboard is still attached to the ribbon cable.

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Detach the ribbon cable from the keyboard by pulling the end of the ribbon cable that is attached inside of the laptop. Be sure to detach from the root rather than from near the middle. It should slide out with ease.
  • Detach the ribbon cable from the keyboard by pulling the end of the ribbon cable that is attached inside of the laptop.

  • Be sure to detach from the root rather than from near the middle. It should slide out with ease.

  • Now you can fully remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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Place your fingers or a spudger between the front panel and the rest of the laptop.
  • Place your fingers or a spudger between the front panel and the rest of the laptop.

  • Pull upwards gently to detach the side you are grabbing.

  • Repeat on the other side until the panel easily peels off the laptop.

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The touchpad should be loosely attached to the rest of the laptop by a ribbon cable. The touchpad should be loosely attached to the rest of the laptop by a ribbon cable.
  • The touchpad should be loosely attached to the rest of the laptop by a ribbon cable.

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Gently pull the ribbon cable out of its socket attached to the touchpad.
  • Gently pull the ribbon cable out of its socket attached to the touchpad.

  • You are now able to remove the touchpad.

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Unscrew the 3 13 mm Phillips screws on the surface of the panel.
  • Unscrew the 3 13 mm Phillips screws on the surface of the panel.

  • Unscrew the 4 mm Phillips screw beneath the panel.

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There are many different types of screws in this step so make sure to arrange the screws by their different sizes. Unscrew the six 17 mm Phillips head screws on the stands on the back and the 2 "A" screws of the same size adjacent to the stands. Unscrew the two C Phillips head screws on the hard drive panel. There is also one more C screw in the upper right corner of the laptop as shown.
  • There are many different types of screws in this step so make sure to arrange the screws by their different sizes.

  • Unscrew the six 17 mm Phillips head screws on the stands on the back and the 2 "A" screws of the same size adjacent to the stands.

  • Unscrew the two C Phillips head screws on the hard drive panel. There is also one more C screw in the upper right corner of the laptop as shown.

  • Unscrew the eight 8mm lock phillips screws and the screws along the outside of the laptop.

  • Unscrew the three 3mm E Phillips screw and the one 3mm D Phillips screw.

  • Unscrew the 5mm Phillips head screw that lies just above the D screw.

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Unscrew the two 8 mm Phillips screws beneath the hard drive panel.
  • Unscrew the two 8 mm Phillips screws beneath the hard drive panel.

  • After finishing this step, flip the laptop over.

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Everything should now be loose enough for you to start removing the panel.
  • Everything should now be loose enough for you to start removing the panel.

  • Do not fully remove the panel, for there are still ribbons attached on the inside.

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Carefully remove the ribbons from the base.
  • Carefully remove the ribbons from the base.

  • Then you can lift the panel to access the components beneath.

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Remove the 3 4 mm Phillips head screws holding down the fan on inside of the laptop. Remove the 3 4 mm Phillips head screws holding down the fan on inside of the laptop.
  • Remove the 3 4 mm Phillips head screws holding down the fan on inside of the laptop.

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Remove the 4 mm Phillips head screw holding the left panel on the back of the laptop.
  • Remove the 4 mm Phillips head screw holding the left panel on the back of the laptop.

  • Slide off the left panel by pulling to the left.

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Remove the 4 4 mm Phillips screws on the orange cooling system. Remove the 4 4 mm Phillips screws on the orange cooling system.
  • Remove the 4 4 mm Phillips screws on the orange cooling system.

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Gently lift the orange cooling system upward to remove it from the laptop.
  • Gently lift the orange cooling system upward to remove it from the laptop.

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Disconnect the cable from its socket by pulling up on it gently. It will be revealed beneath the previously removed cooling system. Disconnect the cable from its socket by pulling up on it gently. It will be revealed beneath the previously removed cooling system.
  • Disconnect the cable from its socket by pulling up on it gently. It will be revealed beneath the previously removed cooling system.

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From the front of the laptop, remove the tape holding down the fan's cable. Gently push down on the protective area around the fan as shown to pull the cable through the gap created.
  • From the front of the laptop, remove the tape holding down the fan's cable.

  • Gently push down on the protective area around the fan as shown to pull the cable through the gap created.

  • Lift the fan out of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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