Introduction

A guide on how to remove the Top Cover.

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  • Turn the laptop bottom side up with the rear panel facing forward.

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  • Remove the two T8 Torx screws that secure the LED cover to the base enclosure.

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  • Turn the laptop top side up with the front facing forward. Open the screen.

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  • Locate the F1 and F2 keys near the top left corner of the keyboard.

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  • While holding the F1 and F2 keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.

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  • Locate the Pause and Scroll keys near the top right corner of the keyboard.

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  • While holding the Pause and Scroll keys, insert a spudger between the keys into the notch in the LED cover. Lift up.

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  • Insert a spudger between the F7 and F8 keys. Lift up to remove the LED cover.

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  • Lift the back edge of the keyboard and pull towards the screen.

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  • Pull the cable and lift up to release.

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  • Remove the keyboard.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the system board.
  • Locate the fan near the top left corner. It has three colored wires: yellow, red, and black.

  • Disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the system board.

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  • Locate and remove the four screws in the copper plate.

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  • Remove the heat spreader by pulling the whole assembly up out of the computer.

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  • Flip the computer bottom side up with the rear facing forward.

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  • Remove the six screws shown in picture.

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Image 1/1: Flip the computer top side up with the front facing you.
  • Remove battery and then remove screw in metal support on case edge

  • Flip the computer top side up with the front facing you.

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  • Lift up the palm rest from the front edge and swing it towards the screen.

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  • Locate the first connector. Disconnect by firmly pulling up.

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  • Locate the second connector. Remove by firmly pulling up.

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  • Remove the palm rest.

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  • Turn the base bottom side up.

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  • Remove the two TM 2.5mm x 8.0mm screws that secure the top cover to the base.

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  • Turn the base top side up with the front facing forward.

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  • Remove the three TM 2.5 mm x 5.0 mm screws that secure the top cover to the base.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the microphone cable from the system board.
  • Lift the top cover straight up about one inch, then slide forward until the microphone cable is exposed.

  • Disconnect the microphone cable from the system board.

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  • Remove the top cover from the base.

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Conclusion

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

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