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  • Shut down the computer and turn it upside down.

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  • Slide both of the battery release latches on the bottom of the device in towards the center of the computer.

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  • Slide and lift the battery up and out from the device.

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  • Remove the 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw in the middle of the device.

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  • Remove the module cover pressing in the release tabs and pulling the cover up and away from the base of the device.

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  • Insert a small screwdriver into the hole and slide the optical drive away from the center of the device. This will slide the optical assembly out from the side of the device.

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  • Slide the optical drive assembly the rest of the way out of the device.

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Image 1/1: Open the computer and push the screen back as far as possible.
  • Flip the laptop over and open it to reveal the keyboard.

  • Open the computer and push the screen back as far as possible.

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  • Slide a plastic opening tool into the slots on the top of the keyboard.

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  • Pry the keyboard away from the device using the plastic opening tool.

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  • Lift and slide the keyboard towards the screen to remove the tabs on the keyboard from the slots on the palmrest.

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  • Flip the keyboard over and place it on the front of the device making sure not to pull out the keyboard-cable.

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  • Lift up the connector latch and remove the keyboard cable. The keyboard is now free from the device.

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  • Turn the computer over and remove the twelve 5 mm Phillips # 0 screws on the back of the device.

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  • Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible and remove the four 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw holding the palmrest in place.

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  • Disconnect the power button board cable, touch pad cable and the hot key board cable from the connectors.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry out the palmrest assembly and lift it off the computer base.

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  • Unscrew the five 5 mm Phillips # 0 screws located in the red circles, found on the system board.

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Image 1/2: Grasp the chip by placing your forefinger under the chip and thumb on the top, lightly pulling the chip upwards away from the device. Image 2/2: Grasp the chip by placing your forefinger under the chip and thumb on the top, lightly pulling the chip upwards away from the device.
  • Unplug the small, green, rectangular Bluetooth receptor chip attached towards the bottom right hand corner of the system board.

  • Grasp the chip by placing your forefinger under the chip and thumb on the top, lightly pulling the chip upwards away from the device.

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Image 1/2: Use tweezers to unplug the cables if they are hard to remove by hand or if you cannot grasp them. Image 2/2: Use tweezers to unplug the cables if they are hard to remove by hand or if you cannot grasp them.
  • Unplug the small white cable connected to the fan in the upper left hand corner and to the speaker in the lower right hand corner of the device.

  • Use tweezers to unplug the cables if they are hard to remove by hand or if you cannot grasp them.

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  • Disconnect the black and white antenna cables from the Mini Card.

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  • Unplug the rectangular black LCD cable attached to the main board towards the upper left hand corner.

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  • Remove the SD card by pressing the SD card slot, on the side of the device, inside the device until you hear a click. Then release your pressure on the slot then gently slide the SD card out.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the four 5 mm Phillips # 0 screws holding the hinge that keeps the monitor in place. Image 2/2: Unscrew the four 5 mm Phillips # 0 screws holding the hinge that keeps the monitor in place.
  • There are two 5 mm Phillips # 0 screws on each hinge.

  • Unscrew the four 5 mm Phillips # 0 screws holding the hinge that keeps the monitor in place.

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Image 1/3: Pull up and away on the black hinge cover with moderate force to release from the device. Image 2/3: Pull up and away on the black hinge cover with moderate force to release from the device. Image 3/3: Pull up and away on the black hinge cover with moderate force to release from the device.
  • Remove the monitor carefully.

  • Pull up and away on the black hinge cover with moderate force to release from the device.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the two minor boards, the VGA/Power Board on the left, and the I/O Board on the right, attatched to the system board. Image 2/3: Flip the system board over revealing the fan compartment and the hard drive. Image 3/3: Flip the system board over revealing the fan compartment and the hard drive.
  • Remove the system board from the laptop.

  • Disconnect the two minor boards, the VGA/Power Board on the left, and the I/O Board on the right, attatched to the system board.

  • Flip the system board over revealing the fan compartment and the hard drive.

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Image 1/1: The gold screws will spin continuously when they are dislodged.
  • Remove the fan compartment from the main board by turning the three gold Phillips # 0 screws until they dislodge from the system board.

  • The gold screws will spin continuously when they are dislodged.

  • The three gold screws will not seperate from the the fan compartment.

  • Unscrew the two silver 2 cm Phillips # 0 screws.

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  • Lift the fan compartment up to remove it from the systemboard.

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Conclusion

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

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