Introduction

You will need to replace the motherboard of the computer if it is unresponsive.

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  • Remove the 18 Phillips screws using a screwdriver with a PH0 bit.

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  • Using a spudger, gently pry open the back from the top.

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  • Once it is opened up, locate the battery and the cable that is attached to it.

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  • Next, unscrew the battery cable. The one screw should be located on the far right of it. This will ensure that the battery comes out easily and affectively.

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  • Take the battery out easily for replacement.

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  • Remove the two antenna cables that attach the wireless card to the motherboard. One will be black and the other will be white.

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  • Locate the screw that holds the wireless card in place and then remove it using a screwdriver with a PH0 bit.

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  • Slide the Wireless card out gently with two fingers while being careful not to damage any surrounding parts.

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  • Remove the four Phillips screws.

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Image 1/3: Using the spudger, lift the latches to unlock each ribbon cable. Image 2/3: Remove the cables. Image 3/3: Remove the cables.
  • Remove tape that secures the ribbon cables.

  • Using the spudger, lift the latches to unlock each ribbon cable.

  • Remove the cables.

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  • Remove the large black cable between the two ribbon cables.

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Image 1/1: Remove the  motherboard.
  • Remove the remaining cable.

  • Remove the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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