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.

Image 1/1: Then use the Phillips #0 to remove the three 4 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.

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Image 1/3: This disconnects the face of the keyboard. Gently lift the keyboard up to expose the motherboard. Image 2/3: There are still ribbon cables connecting the keyboard face to the  motherboard. Do not pull the keyboard away roughly. Image 3/3: There are still ribbon cables connecting the keyboard face to the  motherboard. Do not pull the keyboard away roughly.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Using precision tweezers, flip up the white and black retaining flaps on the ZIF connectors that hold the two smaller ribbon cables in place. Image 2/3: Gently pull the ribbon cables from their sockets on the motherboard. Image 3/3: Gently pull the ribbon cables from their sockets on the motherboard.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Gently remove the track pad ribbon cable from its connector. Image 2/3: Gently remove the track pad ribbon cable from its connector. Image 3/3: Gently remove the track pad ribbon cable from its connector.
  • Push the two white clamps on the large ZIF connector towards the screen.

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

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  • Remove the keyboard

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

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

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Image 1/1: Using a Phillips #0 head screwdiver remove the four silver 4 mm screws from the face of the motherboard
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Gently remove the film from it's connection to the motherboard. Image 2/3: Gently remove the film from it's connection to the motherboard. Image 3/3: Gently remove the film from it's connection to the motherboard.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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Image 1/1: Gently remove the wire from the port connecting it to 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.

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  • Remove the motherboard from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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