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  • Flip the device on its back.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/1: WARNING: Be careful not to lose the screws because they are needed for reassembly.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Gently pry off the backing using flat blue iFixit opening tool. Image 2/2: 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

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Image 1/1: NOTE: There are two different sizes of screws, but they can be removed with the same screwdriver head
  • 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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Image 1/3: WARNING: Do not yank or remove the ribbon from the device Image 2/3: Carefully pull the hidden piece of ribbon out from underneath the motherboard Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Carefully pry off the motherboard with the blue iFixit Opening Tool. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/2: Replace the motherboard. Image 2/2: Reverse the steps to put the device back together.
  • 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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Conclusion

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

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