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  1. Make sure laptop is unplugged and powered off.
    • Make sure laptop is unplugged and powered off.

  2. Using the #2 bit from the ifixit tool kit remove the 8 screws. 3 on left, 3 on right and 2 in center.  Remove the back plate. Using the #2 bit from the ifixit tool kit remove the 8 screws. 3 on left, 3 on right and 2 in center.  Remove the back plate.
    • Using the #2 bit from the ifixit tool kit remove the 8 screws. 3 on left, 3 on right and 2 in center. Remove the back plate.

  3. Use the #2 bit from the ifixit tool kit. Remove two screws holding the batter in place. Using twisters remove the tape holding the cord in place from the battery. Using twisters remove the tape holding the cord in place from the battery.
    • Use the #2 bit from the ifixit tool kit. Remove two screws holding the batter in place.

    • Using twisters remove the tape holding the cord in place from the battery.

  4. Using the pull tabs pull up and remove the battery connector from the motherboard. Remove the battery and set aside to remove the connector cable. ( If your new battery did not come with a connector cable you will need this.) Remove the connector cable.  Set aside to apply to new battery.
    • Using the pull tabs pull up and remove the battery connector from the motherboard.

    • Remove the battery and set aside to remove the connector cable. ( If your new battery did not come with a connector cable you will need this.)

    • Remove the connector cable. Set aside to apply to new battery.

  5. Apply battery cable to new battery.  You can skip this step if your new battery came with one installed Connect one end of the battery core to the battery. Push until no more gold is showing.  Put the cord in the channel between battery cells.
    • Apply battery cable to new battery. You can skip this step if your new battery came with one installed

    • Connect one end of the battery core to the battery. Push until no more gold is showing. Put the cord in the channel between battery cells.

  6. Install the new battery by doing the steps in reverse.  Be sure to test the device with and without AC power applied to the laptop. Dispose of old battery properly and safely.
    • Install the new battery by doing the steps in reverse. Be sure to test the device with and without AC power applied to the laptop.

    • Dispose of old battery properly and safely.

Conclusion

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

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Thank you!

Didn’t need the entire teardown, just the batter Watt-hour and general shape to make sure I am buying the correct thing.

Keep up the great work for the community.

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