Using a T4 Torx Screwdriver, unscrew the screws at the marked locations.
  • Using a T4 Torx Screwdriver, unscrew the screws at the marked locations.

  • Place the screws into a container as to not lose them.

Using your iFixit Opening Tool, carefully slide it between the back panel.
  • Using your iFixit Opening Tool, carefully slide it between the back panel.

  • Lift the back plate of your ASUS ZenBook UX31E and place it to the side.

Disconnect the battery from the motherboard by gently pulling up and down on the connector. Disconnect the battery from the motherboard by gently pulling up and down on the connector.
  • Disconnect the battery from the motherboard by gently pulling up and down on the connector.

Using the Phillips 00 Screwdriver, remove the screw from the middle and the two corners of the battery. Place the screw into a container as to not lose them.
  • Using the Phillips 00 Screwdriver, remove the screw from the middle and the two corners of the battery.

  • Place the screw into a container as to not lose them.

Remove the battery Remove the battery
  • Remove the battery

Use the platic opening tool to pry the backing of the laptop
  • Use the platic opening tool to pry the backing of the laptop

  • Remove bottom panel of laptop

Remove the screw connecting the speaker component to the motherboard using the screwdriver. Remove the screw connecting the speaker component to the motherboard using the screwdriver.
  • Remove the screw connecting the speaker component to the motherboard using the screwdriver.

Disconnect the sound cable from the motherboard. Disconnect the sound cable from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the sound cable from the motherboard.

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Using the plastic opening tool, pry the speaker component from the computer. Using the plastic opening tool, pry the speaker component from the computer.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry the speaker component from the computer.

It is not mandatory to remove the right speaker (which is under your left hand) but then be careful when you put back the motherboard to leave the speaker’s connector accessible

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Attach your Anti-Static Wrist Wrap to something metal as to not shock your system.
  • Attach your Anti-Static Wrist Wrap to something metal as to not shock your system.

  • Peel back the warranty sticker to reveal the screw under it.

  • Peeling off the sticker located on the SSD will void the warranty.

  • Using your Phillips 00 Precision Screwdriver, unscrew the screw that you just revealed.

Using your hand, pull the SSD from its slot. Using your hand, pull the SSD from its slot.
  • Using your hand, pull the SSD from its slot.

Disconnect the ribbon between the IO and the motherboard on both sides. Disconnect the ribbon between the IO and the motherboard on both sides.
  • Disconnect the ribbon between the IO and the motherboard on both sides.

To remove the ribbon, use a spudger to lift up the black plactic tab which holds the cable

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Disconnect the fan connector from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the fan connector from the motherboard.

  • Pull up the clips on the ribbon connectors.

Unscrew the two screws that are across from each other. Unscrew the two screws that are across from each other.
  • Unscrew the two screws that are across from each other.

Using a plastic opening tool, lift the fan off of the laptop. You can now use your hands and carefully pull the fan off the laptop.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, lift the fan off of the laptop.

  • You can now use your hands and carefully pull the fan off the laptop.

Although replacement guides are listed as prerequisites, they are mainly used for disassembly.
  • Although replacement guides are listed as prerequisites, they are mainly used for disassembly.

  • At the marked locations, unscrew 7 screws with your Phillips 00 Precision Screwdriver.

  • At the marked locations (under certain components), unscrew 3 screws with your Phillips 00 Precision Screwdriver.

Carefully pull out the ribbon connecting your keyboard and motherboard from the motherboard.
  • Carefully pull out the ribbon connecting your keyboard and motherboard from the motherboard.

  • This is a very delicate component, so do handle it with care.

Carefully means here: pull towards the front part of the computer the two smalls white plastic locks (the two white plastic that are on each side of the ribbon)

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At the bottom right corner of your laptop, carefully pull the connector from its socket.
  • At the bottom right corner of your laptop, carefully pull the connector from its socket.

Carefully pull the black wire with a copper connector out from its socket. Carefully pull the white wire with a copper connector out from its socket.
  • Carefully pull the black wire with a copper connector out from its socket.

  • Carefully pull the white wire with a copper connector out from its socket.

  • When reassembling, you will hear a pop when connecting these back.

Carefully unplug this white wire from the motherboard
  • Carefully unplug this white wire from the motherboard

At the corners between your screen and the rest of your laptop, unscrew 4 screws with your Phillips 00 Precision Screwdrivers.
  • At the corners between your screen and the rest of your laptop, unscrew 4 screws with your Phillips 00 Precision Screwdrivers.

Slide the display to either the left or right to loosen it.
  • Slide the display to either the left or right to loosen it.

  • Pull the display away from the rest of your laptop.

Conclusion

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

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