Introduction

This is how to remove the motherboard from your computer. If you are trying to improve the CPU, get a higher quality graphics card, or improve the operating power of your computer in a number of ways, this guide shows you how.

  1. Using the  Phillips #0 screwdriver remove the seven 14 mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.
    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver remove the seven 14 mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.

    • Then use the Phillips #0 to remove the three 4 mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.

  2. Insert a plastic opening tool between the keyboard and base of the laptop to pry the keyboard away from the base. Do this around the entire perimeter of the laptop.
    • Insert a plastic opening tool between the keyboard and base of the laptop to pry the keyboard away from the base. Do this around the entire perimeter of the laptop.

    • This disconnects the face of the keyboard. Gently lift the keyboard up to expose the motherboard.

    • There are still ribbon cables connecting the keyboard face to the motherboard. Do not pull the keyboard away roughly.

    • Gently lift the keyboard to access the three ribbon cables connected to the motherboard

    • Using precision tweezers, flip up the white and black retaining flaps on the ZIF connectors that hold the two smaller ribbon cables in place.

    • Gently pull the ribbon cables from their sockets on the motherboard.

    • Push the two white clamps on the large ZIF connector towards the screen.

    • Gently remove the track pad ribbon cable from its connector.

    • Remove the keyboard

    • Disconnect the multi-wire battery plug from the motherboard.

    • Pull the two tabs holding the battery in place and lift the battery up. It should remove easily.

    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver remove the thirteen black 4 mm screws from the face of the motherboard.

    • Using a Phillips #0 head screwdiver remove the four silver 4 mm screws from the face of the motherboard

    • Using a Phillips #0 head screwdriver remove the one black 4 mm screw from the indented area above the fan.

    • Using the precision tweezers flip the black switch holding the film connected to the USB port.

    • Gently remove the film from it's connection to the motherboard.

    • Gently pull the thick wire in between the fan and the motherboard. To release the wire connected to the motherboard, gently pull towards the cooling fan.

    • Gently pull the red, black, and white wire found on the top right-hand corner of the motherboard.

    • Lift the black and white wires out of their ports at the top of the motherboard.

    • Lift the top right corner of the motherboard to access the final wire.

    • Gently remove the wire from the port connecting it to the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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