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Introduction

This prerequisite guide will instruct you on how to remove the back cover of your laptop. This is a very straightforward process and will not be a significant time consumer. Once the back cover is removed, you will have access to almost all of the internal components of the computer, so this will be the first thing to do before replacing most, if not all, other components.

  1. Set your laptop upside down on your work space.
    • Set your laptop upside down on your work space.

  2. Using tweezers, remove the circular stickers that are covering the two screws near the middle of the back cover. Stick them to the laptop next to the screws.
    • Using tweezers, remove the circular stickers that are covering the two screws near the middle of the back cover. Stick them to the laptop next to the screws.

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  4. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, loosen all seven 2.5mm screws on the back cover of the device.
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, loosen all seven 2.5mm screws on the back cover of the device.

    • These screws will stay attached to the back cover, so just loosen them until they rattle around.

  5. Using a plastic opening tool, begin to separate the back cover from the body of the computer.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, begin to separate the back cover from the body of the computer.

    • If you have trouble prying a particular part of the back cover off, make sure that the nearest screws are fully loosened.

  6. Using your hands, pull the back cover fully off of the body of the computer.
    • Using your hands, pull the back cover fully off of the body of the computer.

Conclusion

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

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