Introduction

This repair process involves going into the computer, therefore,you will need to be gentle with electronic components. Also, consider working on this repair in a clean environment so no small pieces of the computer are lost.

Image 1/2: Set the notebook upside down with the battery facing away from you. Image 2/2: Locate the unlock and release sliding tabs on the bottom right and left hand corners of the battery respectively.
  • Turn off notebook

  • Set the notebook upside down with the battery facing away from you.

  • Locate the unlock and release sliding tabs on the bottom right and left hand corners of the battery respectively.

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Image 1/3: Slide and hold the the left tab to the left to release the battery from the unit. Image 2/3: Finally, remove the battery by sliding it away from the unit and yourself. Image 3/3: Finally, remove the battery by sliding it away from the unit and yourself.
  • Slide the right tab to the right to unlock the battery.

  • Slide and hold the the left tab to the left to release the battery from the unit.

  • Finally, remove the battery by sliding it away from the unit and yourself.

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Image 1/2: Using the spudger, push the tabs away from the keyboard and pull the keyboard up away from the laptop. Image 2/2: Using the spudger, push the tabs away from the keyboard and pull the keyboard up away from the laptop.
  • Locate the four tabs along the top edge of the keyboard.

  • Using the spudger, push the tabs away from the keyboard and pull the keyboard up away from the laptop.

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  • Slide the keyboard forward towards the screen to release the bottom tabs.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the end of the cable free from the port on the laptop. Image 2/2: Gently pull the end of the cable free from the port on the laptop.
  • Carefully lift the board up and locate the connecting cable.

  • Gently pull the end of the cable free from the port on the laptop.

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Image 1/1: There are no RAM chips present in this photo.
  • Locate the RAM chip(s)

  • There are no RAM chips present in this photo.

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Image 1/2: There are two connecting pins for the upper chip. Image 2/2: Pull the pins away from the sides of the chip(s) to release it.
  • There are two connecting pins for the lower chip.

  • There are two connecting pins for the upper chip.

  • Pull the pins away from the sides of the chip(s) to release it.

  • The chip(s) should slide away from the dock easily.

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Conclusion

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

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