Introduction

After determining the problem on the Troubleshooting guide, the Back Panel guide will show you how to remove the back of the laptop. This guide will be used as a precursor to the hard drive, keyboard, and RAM removal.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Power down the computer and unplug the power adapter.
    • Power down the computer and unplug the power adapter.

    Add Comment

  2. Flip the laptop upside down. Locate the two latches on both sides of the battery.
    • Flip the laptop upside down. Locate the two latches on both sides of the battery.

    Add Comment

  3. Spread Fixmas Cheer
    Get $12 off your purchase of $50 or more with code FIXMAS12
    Spread Fixmas Cheer
    Get $12 off your purchase of $50 or more with code FIXMAS12
    • Slide the latch on the right outwards, releasing the lock. The latch stays unlocked once moved.

    • Simultaneously slide the latch on the left outwards while pulling the battery towards you.

    • Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery.

    Add Comment

    • Remove the single captive screw on the back panel with your Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    Add Comment

    • Pry the removal tab up. You will feel and hear the first clip release, popping up slightly.

    • Work your way around the border of the panel, releasing the rest of the clips.

    • Once all clips are released, lift the cover up and pull towards you.

    Add Comment

Conclusion

To replace the back panel, follow the steps in reverse.

Austin Bons

Member since: 09/22/2016

1,044 Reputation

8 Guides authored

Team

UC Davis, Team 2-2, Oliver Fall 2016 Member of UC Davis, Team 2-2, Oliver Fall 2016

UCD-OLIVER-F16S2G2

5 Members

10 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 1

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 9

All Time: 376