Image 1/3: Locate the two release tabs by turning the laptop over Image 2/3: Press the release tabs towards the center to remove the battery Image 3/3: Remove the battery
  • Turn off the laptop and disconnect the power supply

  • Locate the two release tabs by turning the laptop over

  • Press the release tabs towards the center to remove the battery

  • Remove the battery

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Image 1/1: Battery removal is not necessary for keyboard removal.
  • Remove the two countersunk keyboard screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver

  • Battery removal is not necessary for keyboard removal.

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Image 1/1: Do not not tear the ribbon cable hidden behind the keyboard
  • Lift up the keyboard using your fingers or a plastic opening tool

  • Do not not tear the ribbon cable hidden behind the keyboard

  • Disconnect the cable by sliding the connector ears outward

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Image 1/1: Depending on your model, there could still be some hidden screws on the bottom case of the laptop that hold the palm-rest in place.
  • After removing the keyboard, use the plastic opening tools or other form of leverage to remove the rest of the silver casing

  • Depending on your model, there could still be some hidden screws on the bottom case of the laptop that hold the palm-rest in place.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the silver portion front of the top away from the colored portion.

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Image 1/1: NOTE: Keep track of where you put the screws after you remove them. Keep screws of the same size together and away from screws of different sizes.
  • There should be two small screws to the bottom corners of the speaker assembly, which can be found below the screen. Unscrew them.

  • NOTE: Keep track of where you put the screws after you remove them. Keep screws of the same size together and away from screws of different sizes.

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  • There should be a cable coming off the speakers that connects to the base below the keyboard. It should easily slide out from here. Congratulations! You have successfully removed the speakers.

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Conclusion

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

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