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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to remove and replace the computer base.

Parts

No parts specified.

  1. WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.

    • Loosen the five captive screws that secure the base cover to the computer base.

  2. Using a plastic scribe, gently pry the base cover to release the tabs on the base cover from the slots on the computer base.
    • Using a plastic scribe, gently pry the base cover to release the tabs on the base cover from the slots on the computer base.

  3. Lift the base cover off the computer base.
    • Lift the base cover off the computer base.

  4. Using a plastic scribe, disconnect the battery cable from the system board.
    • Using a plastic scribe, disconnect the battery cable from the system board.

    • Press and hold the power button for five seconds to ground the system board.

    • Connect the battery cable to the system board.

  5. Slide the tabs on the NEW base cover into the slots on the computer base and snap the base cover into place
    • Slide the tabs on the NEW base cover into the slots on the computer base and snap the base cover into place

  6. Tighten the five captive screws that secure the base cover to the computer base.
    • Tighten the five captive screws that secure the base cover to the computer base.

  7. WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.

    • Remove the screw (M2x3) that secures the solid-state drive to the computer base.

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  9. Lift and slide the solid-state drive from the solid-state drive slot.
    • Lift and slide the solid-state drive from the solid-state drive slot.

    • Align the notch on the NEW solid-state drive with the tab on the solid-state drive slot and slide the solid-state drive into the solid-state drive slot.

  10. Press the memory module down until it clicks into place.
    • Press the memory module down until it clicks into place.

  11. Remove the two screws (M2.5x6L) that secure the rear-I/O cover to the palm-rest assembly.
    • Remove the two screws (M2.5x6L) that secure the rear-I/O cover to the palm-rest assembly.

  12. Using a plastic scribe, gently release the tabs that secure rear-I/O cover to the computer base.
    • Using a plastic scribe, gently release the tabs that secure rear-I/O cover to the computer base.

    • Slide and remove the rear-I/O cover from the computer base.

  13. Slide the NEW rear-I/O cover into the slots on the computer base and snap the rear-I/O cover into place.
    • Slide the NEW rear-I/O cover into the slots on the computer base and snap the rear-I/O cover into place.

    • Replace the two screws (M2.5x6L) that secure the rear-I/O cover to the palm-rest assembly.

  14. WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.
    • WARNING: Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer and follow the steps in Before Working Inside Your Computer. After working inside your computer, follow the instructions in After Working Inside Your Computer.

    • Remove the eleven (M2.5x6L) screws that secure the computer base to the palm-rest assembly.

  15. Remove the (M2x3) screw that secures the computer base to the palm-rest assembly.
    • Remove the (M2x3) screw that secures the computer base to the palm-rest assembly.

  16. Remove the two (M2.5x6L) screws that secure the computer base to the palm-rest assembly.
    • Remove the two (M2.5x6L) screws that secure the computer base to the palm-rest assembly.

  17. Lift the computer base from the palm-rest assembly.
    • Lift the computer base from the palm-rest assembly.

  18. Align the screw holes on the NEW computer base with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly.
    • Align the screw holes on the NEW computer base with the screw holes on the palm-rest assembly.

    • Replace the two (M2.5x6L) screws that secure the computer base to the palm-rest assembly.

    • Replace the (M2x3) screw that secures the computer base to the palm-rest assembly.

    • Replace the eleven (M2.5x6L) screws that secure the computer base to the palm-rest assembly.

Conclusion

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

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