Flip the device on its back.
  • Flip the device on its back.

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Slide off the battery panel with your fingers. Slide off the battery panel with your fingers.
  • Slide off the battery panel with your fingers.

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Pull the plastic tab on the battery to remove it from the device.
  • Pull the plastic tab on the battery to remove it from the device.

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Remove the five screws around edge of device using Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the five screws around edge of device using Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • WARNING: Be careful not to lose the screws because they are needed for reassembly.

  • TIP: Keep each group of screws together to help with reassembly since some vary in size.

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Remove the two screws behind the battery using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two screws behind the battery using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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With tools and Fix Kits
WARNING: All screws must be removed before you begin this step. Do not forcefully pry apart the device with screws still in it because you may damage it. Gently pry off the backing using flat blue iFixit opening tool.
  • WARNING: All screws must be removed before you begin this step. Do not forcefully pry apart the device with screws still in it because you may damage it.

  • Gently pry off the backing using flat blue iFixit opening tool.

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Remove three silver screws from black round battery using Phillips #0 screwdriver
  • Remove three silver screws from black round battery using Phillips #0 screwdriver

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Remove five small screws from around side of the motherboard using a Phillips #0 screwdriver
  • Remove five small screws from around side of the motherboard using a Phillips #0 screwdriver

  • NOTE: There are two different sizes of screws, but they can be removed with the same screwdriver head

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Using the thin black iFixit Tweezers, pinch the center of the yellow ribbon located in the corner of the device WARNING: Do not yank or remove the ribbon from the device Carefully pull the hidden piece of ribbon out from underneath the motherboard
  • Using the thin black iFixit Tweezers, pinch the center of the yellow ribbon located in the corner of the device

  • WARNING: Do not yank or remove the ribbon from the device

  • Carefully pull the hidden piece of ribbon out from underneath the motherboard

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WARNING: All screws must be removed before you begin this step. Do not forcefully pry apart the motherboard with screws still in it because you may damage it. Carefully pry off the motherboard with the blue iFixit Opening Tool.
  • WARNING: All screws must be removed before you begin this step. Do not forcefully pry apart the motherboard with screws still in it because you may damage it.

  • Carefully pry off the motherboard with the blue iFixit Opening Tool.

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Take the motherboard out of the body frame.
  • Take the motherboard out of the body frame.

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Lift off the black keyboard mat from the motherboard. Replace the motherboard.
  • Lift off the black keyboard mat from the motherboard.

  • Replace the motherboard.

  • Reverse the steps to put the device back together.

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Replace old keyboard mat with new keyboard mat.
  • Replace old keyboard mat with new keyboard mat.

  • Reverse steps to put device back together

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Conclusion

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

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