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  1. Slide battery latch to left Simultaneously lift battery
    • Slide battery latch to left

    • Simultaneously lift battery

  2. Lift and remove battery Lift and remove battery Lift and remove battery
    • Lift and remove battery

  3. Loosen 2 phillips screws
    • Loosen 2 phillips screws

    • Lift and remove cover

  4. Remove 3 M2.5x4mm screws Slide caddy forwards Lift tab to remove caddy
    • Remove 3 M2.5x4mm screws

    • Slide caddy forwards

    • Lift tab to remove caddy

  5. Remove 4 phillips screws to remove drive from caddy
    • Remove 4 phillips screws to remove drive from caddy

  6. Remove 3x M2.5x4mm Remove 3x M2.5x4mm
    • Remove 3x M2.5x4mm

  7. Lift the keyboard in the middle with a spudger Remove 4 clips by bending keyboard in middle, do not force the clips at the sides Do not remove the keyboard fully, it is attached via a ribbon cable
    • Lift the keyboard in the middle with a spudger

    • Remove 4 clips by bending keyboard in middle, do not force the clips at the sides

    • Do not remove the keyboard fully, it is attached via a ribbon cable

  8. Lift keyboard slightly Push each side of ribbon cable connector Fully remove keyboard
    • Lift keyboard slightly

    • Push each side of ribbon cable connector

    • Fully remove keyboard

  9. Remove 2x Phillips M2.5x8mm screws from under the display Remove 4x Phillips M2x2.8mm screws from the battery compartment Remove 4x Phillips M2x2.8mm screws from the battery compartment
    • Remove 2x Phillips M2.5x8mm screws from under the display

    • Remove 4x Phillips M2x2.8mm screws from the battery compartment

  10. Turn over the laptop Use a spudger to lift the ribbon cable hinged clip Pull the ribbon cable out of the connector
    • Turn over the laptop

    • Use a spudger to lift the ribbon cable hinged clip

    • Pull the ribbon cable out of the connector

  11. Lifting the bezel by the screen Slide the bezel back towards the screen to release it from the clips
    • Lifting the bezel by the screen

    • Slide the bezel back towards the screen to release it from the clips

  12. Fully remove bezel
    • Fully remove bezel

  13. Remove 4x #1 Phillips M2.5x8mm screws from the bottom case Remove 2x #0 Phillips M2x4mm screws from hard drive bay
    • Remove 4x #1 Phillips M2.5x8mm screws from the bottom case

    • Remove 2x #0 Phillips M2x4mm screws from hard drive bay

  14. Using a spudger lift the mouse ribbon cabe latch Do not remove yet
    • Using a spudger lift the mouse ribbon cabe latch

    • Do not remove yet

  15. Remove 4x #1 Phillips M2x5mm Remove 1x #0 Phillips M2x2.6
    • Remove 4x #1 Phillips M2x5mm

    • Remove 1x #0 Phillips M2x2.6

  16. Starting at the edge by the screen, use a spudger to unclip the top case Work around both sides and finish with the touchpad
    • Starting at the edge by the screen, use a spudger to unclip the top case

    • Work around both sides and finish with the touchpad

  17. Lift top base off of laptop, being careful to disconnect the touchpad ribbon cable Lift top base off of laptop, being careful to disconnect the touchpad ribbon cable
    • Lift top base off of laptop, being careful to disconnect the touchpad ribbon cable

Conclusion

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

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