Shut down the computer and turn it upside down.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Remove the 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw in the middle of the device.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Slide the optical drive assembly the rest of the way out of the device.

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Flip the laptop over and open it to reveal the keyboard.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Disconnect the power button board cable, touch pad cable and the hot key board cable from the connectors.
  • 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. Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry out the palmrest assembly and lift it off the computer base.
  • 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.
  • Unscrew the five 5 mm Phillips # 0 screws located in the red circles, found on the system board.

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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.
  • 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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Unplug the small white cable connected to the speaker in the lower right hand corner of the device. Use tweezers to unplug the cable if it is hard to remove by hand or if you cannot grasp it.
  • Unplug the small white cable connected to the speaker in the lower right hand corner of the device.

  • Use tweezers to unplug the cable if it is hard to remove by hand or if you cannot grasp it.

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

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Unplug the rectangular black LCD cable attached to the system board towards the upper left hand corner.
  • Unplug the rectangular black LCD cable attached to the system 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. 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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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Remove the monitor carefully. Pull up and away on the black hinge cover with moderate force to release from the device. 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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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.
  • 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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Remove the two 5 mm Phillips # 0 screws holding in place the hard drive.
  • Remove the two 5 mm Phillips # 0 screws holding in place the hard drive.

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Pull gently on the end of the hard drive that is farthest away from the fan, it will come out easily.
  • Pull gently on the end of the hard drive that is farthest away from the fan, it will come out easily.

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Conclusion

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

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