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Asus X551CA Battery Replacement

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  1. Asus X551CA Battery Replacement, Keyboard Plate Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Power off and unplug your laptop before you begin.

    • Turn the laptop upside-down and remove the following screws using a Phillips #0 driver:

    • Two 9.5 mm screws in the middle of the back edge, and one 9.5 mm screw in the right edge

    • Two 4.3 mm screws in the back corners

    • One 17.5 mm screw at the left edge near the optical drive

    • Three 4.3 mm screws in the front edge

  2. Asus X551CA Battery Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the keyboard plate cover from the bottom cover. In order to do this, insert the plastic opening tool in between the keyboard plate cover and the bottom cover, then slide along edges to pry open.

  3. Asus X551CA Battery Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Locate the three ribbons connecting the keyboard plate cover to the bottom cover.

  4. Asus X551CA Battery Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Asus X551CA Battery Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Asus X551CA Battery Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Invert the laptop in order to gain access to the ribbons.

    • Remove each ribbon by flipping the small white plastic flap up and gently pulling on the ribbon.

  5. Asus X551CA Battery Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Now that the ribbons have been detached from the bottom cover, carefully remove the keyboard plate cover. Once it has been removed, place it in a safe and moisture free area so it does not get damaged.

  6. Asus X551CA Battery Replacement, Battery: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the battery from the laptop by applying pressure on both ends and lifting it out of the case.


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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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Thank you for the procedure. I never worked with ribbon connectors like that; perhaps a few words or pictures that shows connecting procedures may be helpful to others. How far in ribbon must be etc. Thanks again, good job.

tiggy13 - Reply

Thank you very much for your guide

ramsugu - Reply

Hi there! I have replaced my battery but the new one does not charge. Does anyone have any idea on how to solve it? I have tried several possible solutions found online like removing the battery (completely) turning on the CPU and then off, placed the battery and restarted. Pressing the power button for 15s or 60s and then turn on the CPU.... well.... Loosing hope here.... :( Help!

fpchaves - Reply

The only thing I can think of is that the new battery was faulty. It is probably way too late to return it, but you could try buying another and see if the same problem recurs with the new, new one.

Albert Einstein -

Thank you, Josh. Clear instructions. The most difficult part for me was to re-connect the "ribbons", since I don't have nimble fingers. I actually used a plastic toothpick to help doing this :)

Ben Lam - Reply

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