Introduction

The battery is a very common part to need to replace on a computer, especially as it becomes older. This is a very straightforward process and will only require removing a few screws and unplugging a cable. It should only take a couple of minutes, and there is little damage to be done.

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

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  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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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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

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    • Unplug the battery from the motherboard by gently pulling the black cable header from the motherboard towards the battery.

    • You can locate this cable by checking that its other end connects to the battery. It has black protective wrap.

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    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove each of the three 3mm screws from the battery.

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    • Lift the battery away from the computer to remove it.

    • If there is any resistance to the battery being removed, make sure that all of the screws have been properly removed and that nothing is blocking the battery.

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Conclusion

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

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