Introduction

Use this guide to replace you USB board if you have determined that it is no longer working.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Loosen the two 5 mm Phillips #0 on the upper edge of the cover.
  • Make sure the display is closed. Then, flip the computer over so that you can see the bottom cover.

  • Loosen the two 5 mm Phillips #0 on the upper edge of the cover.

    • These screws will stay captive to the case.

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  • Remove the two 5 mm interior screws that connect the cover to the assembly using the same Philips head screwdriver from the previous step.

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  • Use a spudger to remove the base cover from the rest of bottom cover.

As it is not clearly visible in the picture: You should start to open the base cover at the screen side, to avoid breaking the plastic guides of the base cover. A flat dough scraper is a pretty good tool for that.

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  • Remove the three 5mm Phillips #0 screws that keep the battery connected to the computer.

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Image 1/1: Using the pull tab on the battery, lift the battery out of the computer.
  • Ground the system board by turning over the computer, opening the display, and holding the power button down for about 5 seconds before proceeding.

  • Using the pull tab on the battery, lift the battery out of the computer.

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  • Remove the single 5mm screw that connects the keyboard to the palm assembly with the Phillips head screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Use the spudger to remove the keyboard from the palm assembly.
  • Flip over the computer and open the display as far as it can go.

  • Use the spudger to remove the keyboard from the palm assembly.

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Image 1/1: Lift the connector latches and disconnect the keyboard and the keyboard back-light cables.
  • Gently flip over the keyboard and place it on the palm rest assembly.

  • Lift the connector latches and disconnect the keyboard and the keyboard back-light cables.

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  • Take the keyboard off the palm rest assembly.

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  • Unscrew the two black 5 mm screws underneath the keyboard using a Phillips head screwdriver.

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  • Flip the computer and remove the two silver 5 mm screws on the corners of the base cover with the Phillips head screwdriver.

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  • Unscrew the three black 5 mm screws with the Phillips head screwdriver.

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  • Remove the three silver 2 mm screws (with large flat circular heads) from where the battery was taken out with the Phillips head screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: To fully take off the base cover the wires that connect to the WiFi card need to be pulled off and pulled through its hole in the base cover Image 2/2: To fully take off the base cover the wires that connect to the WiFi card need to be pulled off and pulled through its hole in the base cover
  • Place a plastic spudger underneath the base cover and move it along the outside of the cover. Once the cover is disconnected lift the off the base cover.

  • To fully take off the base cover the wires that connect to the WiFi card need to be pulled off and pulled through its hole in the base cover

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  • Pull back the tape that is securing the cable to the USB board.

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  • Lift the black latch and remove the USB cable from the USB board.

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Conclusion

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

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