Introduction

This guide will show users through the steps required to replace the main system board.

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: Release the clips from the Memory Module by gently pushing down. This should cause the Memory Module to pop up and separate from the device base. Image 2/3: Release the clips from the Memory Module by gently pushing down. This should cause the Memory Module to pop up and separate from the device base. Image 3/3: Release the clips from the Memory Module by gently pushing down. This should cause the Memory Module to pop up and separate from the device base.
  • Locate your memory module (RAM).

  • Release the clips from the Memory Module by gently pushing down. This should cause the Memory Module to pop up and separate from the device base.

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  • Pull the Memory Module from its slot by grasping each side with thumb and middle or index finger to pull from the rest of the device.

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Image 1/3: Remove connecting wire that runs from fan to system board. Image 2/3: Remove connecting wire that runs from fan to system board. Image 3/3: Remove connecting wire that runs from fan to system board.
  • Remove cord that runs from system board to the I/O board.

  • Remove connecting wire that runs from fan to system board.

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  • Remove the 3mm and 4mm screws using the Phillips #0 head for both that hold down the fan

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  • Lift the fan from the system board by using your thumb and index or middle finger to gently pull away from the rest of the device.

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Image 1/3: Remove the two 4mm screws with the Phillips #0 holding down the metal bracket. Image 2/3: Unscrew the single 3mm  screw using the Phillips #0 head securing the system board. Image 3/3: Unscrew the single 3mm  screw using the Phillips #0 head securing the system board.
  • Remove the three 4mm screws with the Phillips #0 holding down the heat sink.

  • Remove the two 4mm screws with the Phillips #0 holding down the metal bracket.

  • Unscrew the single 3mm screw using the Phillips #0 head securing the system board.

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Image 1/2: Remove the tape wires from the system board. Image 2/2: Remove the tape wires from the system board.
  • Remove the wire connections attached to the system board.

  • Remove the tape wires from the system board.

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  • Carefully remove the system board from the base by grasping with thumb and index or middle finger and pulling away from the rest of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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