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Image 1/3: Flip the laptop over. Image 2/3: Slide the latches toward the outside of the laptop to unlock the battery. Image 3/3: Lift the battery out of the laptop.
  • We are removing the battery to avoid the possibility of an electrical discharge when working with this system.

  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Slide the latches toward the outside of the laptop to unlock the battery.

  • Lift the battery out of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Using a spudger, pry open the access door  from the laptop Image 2/3: Using your fingers, open and remove the access door from the laptop, exposing the memory cards underneath. Image 3/3: Using your fingers, open and remove the access door from the laptop, exposing the memory cards underneath.
  • Loosen the two screws attaching the access door to the laptop body

  • Using a spudger, pry open the access door from the laptop

  • Using your fingers, open and remove the access door from the laptop, exposing the memory cards underneath.

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Image 1/3: To remove the memory card, pull it out of the tray with the latches still stretched out Image 2/3: Insert a new memory card in to the memory card tray, depressing until side latches engage with a click. Image 3/3: Insert a new memory card in to the memory card tray, depressing until side latches engage with a click.
  • To access the memory cards, push out the latches on the left and right of the memory cards

  • To remove the memory card, pull it out of the tray with the latches still stretched out

  • Insert a new memory card in to the memory card tray, depressing until side latches engage with a click.

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Image 1/1: Remove the backplate screws using a phillips head PH0 screwdriver (11).
  • Before flipping the laptop right-side up, remove screws holding the back plate to the laptop frame

  • Remove the backplate screws using a phillips head PH0 screwdriver (11).

  • Remove the screws located underneath the battery and access panel using the same phillips head PH0 screwdriver (3).

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Image 1/2: Using a spudger, separate the keyboard from the laptop frame. Image 2/2: Using fingers to remove the keyboard from the laptop frame, be careful not to damage the keyboard cable.
  • Flip the laptop right-side-up

  • Using a spudger, separate the keyboard from the laptop frame.

  • Using fingers to remove the keyboard from the laptop frame, be careful not to damage the keyboard cable.

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Image 1/3: Open the locking mechanism by gently pulling up. Image 2/3: Slide out the keyboard cable from the interface to separate the keyboard from the laptop. Image 3/3: Slide out the keyboard cable from the interface to separate the keyboard from the laptop.
  • To disconnect the keyboard, locate the keyboard cable locking mechanism.

  • Open the locking mechanism by gently pulling up.

  • Slide out the keyboard cable from the interface to separate the keyboard from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Disengage the antenna cables connecting the laptop to the wireless card. Image 2/3: Using a phillips head PH0 screwdriver, unscrew the single screw holding the wireless card to the laptop frame. Image 3/3: Remove the wireless card.
  • Locate the wireless card location underneath the removed keyboard.

  • Disengage the antenna cables connecting the laptop to the wireless card.

  • Using a phillips head PH0 screwdriver, unscrew the single screw holding the wireless card to the laptop frame.

  • Remove the wireless card.

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Image 1/2: To remove, lift up the locking tab and pull the cables from their laptop interface. Image 2/2: To remove, lift up the locking tab and pull the cables from their laptop interface.
  • Unplug the palmrest cables, which are denoted by a blue and a purple marking.

  • To remove, lift up the locking tab and pull the cables from their laptop interface.

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Image 1/1: Remove the three 2 mm by 3 mm screws underneath the keyboard plate using a phillips head PH0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 2.5 mm by 5 mm screws underneath the keyboard plate using a phillips head PH0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the three 2 mm by 3 mm screws underneath the keyboard plate using a phillips head PH0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Use your fingers to completely remove the palmrest from the laptop base. Image 2/2: Use your fingers to completely remove the palmrest from the laptop base.
  • Using a spudger, separate the palmrest from the base of the laptop. This interface is located around the equator of the laptop.

  • Use your fingers to completely remove the palmrest from the laptop base.

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Image 1/3: Second, remove the LCD cable located in the upper center of the laptop. This cablemust be removed using the same unlocking procedure as the palmrest cables used in step 6. Image 2/3: The first image shown has the wireless card still connected, however, for removal of the power cable, removing the wireless card is necessary in revealing the power cable. ''See second image.'' Image 3/3: The first image shown has the wireless card still connected, however, for removal of the power cable, removing the wireless card is necessary in revealing the power cable. ''See second image.''
  • First, remove the power cable, located in the upper left hand side of the laptop. This can be removed using forceps or using your fingers.

  • Second, remove the LCD cable located in the upper center of the laptop. This cablemust be removed using the same unlocking procedure as the palmrest cables used in step 6.

  • The first image shown has the wireless card still connected, however, for removal of the power cable, removing the wireless card is necessary in revealing the power cable. See second image.

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Image 1/3: Fourth, unplug the final cable, denoted by a purple plastic flag. This cable uses the same locking mechanism as the palmrest cables seen in step 6. Image 2/3: The final cable is shown detached in the first image. Image 3/3: The final cable is shown detached in the first image.
  • Third, unplug the speaker cables using forceps or by using your fingers.

  • Fourth, unplug the final cable, denoted by a purple plastic flag. This cable uses the same locking mechanism as the palmrest cables seen in step 6.

  • The final cable is shown detached in the first image.

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Image 1/2: Then, use your fingers to remove the motherboard from the laptop. Image 2/2: Then, use your fingers to remove the motherboard from the laptop.
  • Unscrew the motherboard from the laptop frame using a phillips head PH0 screwdriver.

  • Then, use your fingers to remove the motherboard from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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