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Dell Chromebook 11 3180 Motherboard Replacement

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  1. Dell Chromebook 11 3180 Motherboard  Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Set your laptop upside down on your work space.

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    • 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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    • Lift the black clasp and gently pull on blue ribbon until it completely disconnects from the motherboard.

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    • Lift the black clasp and use the spudger tool to remove the ribbon so that it completely disconnects from the motherboard.

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    • Lift the black clasp and gently pull on blue ribbon until it completely disconnects from the motherboard.

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    • Locate and gently pull the wire harness (small plastic box with wires leading to the black audio speakers) directly out of the connector on the motherboard.

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    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the single 3mm screw.

    • Remove the metal shield protecting the black and white wires beneath it.

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    • Locate and gently pull up on the white and black wires to disconnect them from the motherboard.

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    • Locate and gently pull the wire harness (small plastic box with two pink, one orange, and two black wires) directly out of the connector on the motherboard.

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    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 3mm screws.

    • Remove the metal shield protecting the black and white wires beneath it.

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    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the two 3mm screws.

    • Remove the metal shield protecting the black and white wires beneath it.

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    • Lift black clasp and gently pull on the back of the wire until it completely disconnects from the motherboard.

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    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the five 3mm screws.

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    • Gently lift and remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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Dell Chromebook 11 3180 3189 uses a very special power jack connector, the power jack is soldering to a iron cover, people have to replace the whole part when the jack is broken/burnt, this is the correct part: https://www.dcincable.com/xnj46-0xnj46-c..., remember not to move the laptop while charging the battery, a good habit can make the laptop working longer.

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