Remove Keyboard retaining screw from bottom of laptop.
  • Remove Keyboard retaining screw from bottom of laptop.

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Insert the 6 inch metal ruler, or another flat object into the holes in the top left of the keyboard, the top middle of the keyboard, and the top right of the keyboard to release the keyboard from the computer.
  • Insert the 6 inch metal ruler, or another flat object into the holes in the top left of the keyboard, the top middle of the keyboard, and the top right of the keyboard to release the keyboard from the computer.

  • There are a number of screws on the bottom that required to be removed prior to the keyboard being able to be lifted up.

"There are a number of screws on the bottom that required to be removed prior"

That's a very unhelpful step! What are they and which ones?!? I'm following two YouTube videos that show this stage and both have a single screw that holds the keyboard im place which my N5010 simply doesn't have. So my keyboard is held in place and I can't lift it.

Melvyn Mildiner - Reply

Melvyn, I agree. This not up to iFixit's standards.

David Maag - Reply

I have only discovered one screw that releases the keyboard. It is under the RAM access panel

David Maag - Reply

Some versions of this model have a bit of double-sided sticky tape that holds down the left side of the keyboard quite firmly. If you are sure you have removed all of the screws from the back of the laptop then gently pull up up the keyboard keeping it as flat as possible until it unsticks. No idea why they would do that when there are screws holding it down but it is what it is.

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  • Lift the keyboard up slightly and push forward in order to release bottom tabs.

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  • Pull the black tab up and then pull left on keyboard plug to release keyboard.

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  • Flip the laptop, so the bottom of the laptop is facing up.

  • Remove the seven 6.0mm Phillip #000 screws indicated using the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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  • Flip the laptop back over, so that the top of the laptop is facing up.

  • Open the laptop.

  • Remove all of the indicated 6.0 mm screws with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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  • Unplug the palm rest cables by lifting the black tab up and then pulling on the blue tabs.

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  • Carefully unsnap and remove the palm rest.

  • Place your fingers inside the large circle in the lower right corner to get a good grip.

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  • Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.

  • Remove the indicated 17 6mm Phillips #000 screws on the back of the laptop using the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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  • Pull the clear tab attached to the hard drive and gently lift up the hard drive to remove it.

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  • Flip the laptop back over and unplug the Speakers.

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  • Unplug the SD Card Slot.

  • You do not have to remove the SD Card Slot, just unplug it.

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  • Unplug the USB/VGA cable.

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  • Remove the 4 mm Phillips #000 motherboard screws using the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the 4 indicated 6 mm Phillips #000 front hinge screws with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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  • Unplug the Wireless Antenna cables.

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  • Unplug the LCD cable.

  • Lift the screen from the computer.

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  • Remove the Middle Cover.

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  • Remove the Motherboard.

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  • Unplug the fan.

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  • Remove all 4 of the 6 mm Phillips #000 Heatsink screws with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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  • Lift the Heatsink from the Motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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