Introduction

The hinges are what control the device lid opening and closing. If the hinges on your device are worn from general wear and tear or have been broken, refer to this guide for step by step instructions on how to replace the hinges.

Image 1/3: Remove the ten 7.5mm screws that secure the back panel with the Phillips #0 head Image 2/3: Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel. Image 3/3: Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel.
  • Before disassembling your laptop, be sure it is powered off.

  • Remove the ten 7.5mm screws that secure the back panel with the Phillips #0 head

  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel.

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Image 1/2: Remove the Hard Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire Image 2/2: Remove the Hard Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire
  • Remove the two 3mm screws with the Phillips #0 head that hold down the battery.

  • Remove the Hard Drive wire from the battery clip by detaching the wire

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  • Gently remove the battery from the rest of the device.

In the official service manual, they also recommend the following after removing battery.:

"Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds, to ground the system board."

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Image 1/3: Take out the antenna cables from the routing guide on the hinge cover by pulling them from their original position Image 2/3: Take out the antenna cables from the routing guide on the hinge cover by pulling them from their original position Image 3/3: Take out the antenna cables from the routing guide on the hinge cover by pulling them from their original position
  • Remove the three 8mm screws with the Phillips #0 head connected to each of the hinges.

  • Take out the antenna cables from the routing guide on the hinge cover by pulling them from their original position

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  • Lay the screen flat on a smooth flat surface to release the hinges.

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Image 1/3: The second image should be the result of removing the back of the screen. Image 2/3: The second image should be the result of removing the back of the screen. Image 3/3: The second image should be the result of removing the back of the screen.
  • Use the plastic opening tool around the edges of the screen to separate the screen back from the display until the backing is loose enough to pull apart with your hands.

  • The second image should be the result of removing the back of the screen.

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Image 1/2: Remove the single, (or both, depending on if you are replacing one or both hinges)  6mm screw(s) from the top of the hinge with the Phillips #0 head. Image 2/2: Remove the single, (or both, depending on if you are replacing one or both hinges)  6mm screw(s) from the top of the hinge with the Phillips #0 head.
  • Locate the hinge or hinges that need to be replaced and remove the two, or four, 3mm screws with the Phillips #0 head.

  • Remove the single, (or both, depending on if you are replacing one or both hinges) 6mm screw(s) from the top of the hinge with the Phillips #0 head.

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  • Grasp the hinge from the edge as shown and separate the hinge from the display.

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Conclusion

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

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