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.

Image 1/1: Remove 8 Phillips Screws
  • Turn laptop over on flat, stable surface.

  • Remove 8 Phillips Screws

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

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

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Image 1/3: Open lid as far as it will go Image 2/3: Insert opening pick as shown Image 3/3: Follow entirely around the laptop
  • 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!

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Image 1/2: You can use a opening pick to pop these out of their respective slots on the main board. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/3: There is adhesive holding the flat cable to the hard drive. Image 2/3: Slide something under the flat cable to gently remove it. Image 3/3: Slide flat cable out of socket.
  • 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.

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  • Remove 2 screws

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

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Conclusion

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

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