Introduction

The ASUS laptop is actually quite easy to open up and work on, there are however 2 flat ribbon cables which you should know about.

Turn laptop over on flat, stable surface.
  • Turn laptop over on flat, stable surface.

  • Remove 8 Phillips Screws

Slide battery lock to unlocked position on left side, then hold it in on the right side while sliding the battery out. Slide battery lock to unlocked position on left side, then hold it in on the right side while sliding the battery out. Slide battery lock to unlocked position on left side, then hold it in on the right side while sliding the battery out.
  • Slide battery lock to unlocked position on left side, then hold it in on the right side while sliding the battery out.

Under the battery are 2 hidden screws, time for them to go.
  • Under the battery are 2 hidden screws, time for them to go.

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Turn over laptop Open lid as far as it will go Insert opening pick as shown
  • Turn over laptop

  • Open lid as far as it will go

  • Insert opening pick as shown

  • Follow entirely around the laptop

  • On the underside of the keyboard are 2 flat cables, please see next step before proceeding!

On the underside of the keyboard are 2 flat cables connected to the surface. You can use a opening pick to pop these out of their respective slots on the main board.
  • On the underside of the keyboard are 2 flat cables connected to the surface.

  • You can use a opening pick to pop these out of their respective slots on the main board.

Using an opening pick you can now undo the connector for over the hard drive. There is adhesive holding the flat cable to the hard drive. Slide something under the flat cable to gently remove it.
  • Using an opening pick you can now undo the connector for over the hard drive.

  • There is adhesive holding the flat cable to the hard drive.

  • Slide something under the flat cable to gently remove it.

  • Slide flat cable out of socket.

Remove 2 screws
  • Remove 2 screws

Using a finger you can now slide the hard drive out Using a finger you can now slide the hard drive out Using a finger you can now slide the hard drive out
  • Using a finger you can now slide the hard drive out

Conclusion

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

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