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  1. 1. unplug laptop
    • 1. unplug laptop

    • 2. remove battery

    • 3. remove screw

    • Remove disk drive by pressing in the pull mechanism, causing it to extend outwards, then use the pull handle to pull out disk drive.

  2. remove 2 retention screws
    • remove 2 retention screws

    • slide HD carriage out

  3. open laptop
    • open laptop

    • with a small screwdriver carefully pry plastic cover

    • it helps to open the laptop all the way

    • be careful not to break these clips

    • The clips found under here were specially tricky

  4. remove screws X 2 carefully lift keyboard, being careful not to damage the flat cable. lift up tab to release flat cable and remove keyboard
    • remove screws X 2

    • carefully lift keyboard, being careful not to damage the flat cable.

    • lift up tab to release flat cable and remove keyboard

  5. disconnect the three wires disconnect video connector remove ground screw
    • disconnect the three wires

    • disconnect video connector

    • remove ground screw

    • remove 3 screws

    • remove last screw, note this screw is longer then the other three

    • remove screen

  6. Remove these 15 screws, they are all the same size remove screw and cover flip the laptop over
    • Remove these 15 screws, they are all the same size

    • remove screw and cover

    • flip the laptop over

    • remove touchpad flat cable by gently pulling up.

    • remove 4 screws marked with the letter P

  7. remove top cover being careful not to break any clips
    • remove top cover being careful not to break any clips

  8. remove 3 screws carefully remove small metal piece that was being help down by the three screws
    • remove 3 screws

    • carefully remove small metal piece that was being help down by the three screws

  9. remove 4 screws remove 1 screw
    • remove 4 screws

    • remove 1 screw

    • being careful not to break any clips, separate bottom plastic cover from the mother board carriage.

  10. The middle part of my power connector had sheared away from its solder points on the motherboard.
    • The middle part of my power connector had sheared away from its solder points on the motherboard.

    • I had to use a bit of flux, but I managed to re-tin all three contact point on the motherboard, as well as the pins in the connector.

    • I re-soldered the whole thing and used my trusty hot glue gun to encase the whole connector to prevent it from happening again anytime soon.

Conclusion

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

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