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  1. Before removing the battery from the laptop, make sure the power is off.
    • Before removing the battery from the laptop, make sure the power is off.

    • Push both battery locking clips outward at the same time.

  2. Slide the battery out of the laptop.
    • Slide the battery out of the laptop.

  3. Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #0 screws from the bottom of the laptop.
    • Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #0 screws from the bottom of the laptop.

  4. Carefully turn the laptop over and open the screen all the way. Locate the slot to remove the keyboard in the lower left hand corner.
    • Carefully turn the laptop over and open the screen all the way.

    • Locate the slot to remove the keyboard in the lower left hand corner.

    • Using a spudger as a lever, insert it into the slot and gently pry up.

  5. After the keyboard pops up, pull it away from the screen just enough to release the tabs.
    • After the keyboard pops up, pull it away from the screen just enough to release the tabs.

    • Don’t pull the keyboard out forcefully as there is still a ribbon attached to the laptop.

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  7. Unlock the ZIF connector on the computer by pushing the two outside tabs toward the screen.
    • Unlock the ZIF connector on the computer by pushing the two outside tabs toward the screen.

  8. Remove the flexible ribbon from the ZIF connector.
    • Remove the flexible ribbon from the ZIF connector.

    • Do not pull on the ribbon to remove it from the ZIF connector.

  9. Position the laptop so that the bottom is facing upward.
    • Position the laptop so that the bottom is facing upward.

    • Remove the three 4 mm Phillips #0 screws holding the bottom of the palm rest.

  10. Return the laptop to proper position and open the screen.
    • Return the laptop to proper position and open the screen.

    • Remove the six 4 mm Phillips #0 screws holding in the palm rest.

  11. Gently lift the palm rest and rotate it outward so that the bottom is now facing up.
    • Gently lift the palm rest and rotate it outward so that the bottom is now facing up.

    • The ribbon attached to the track is short and extremely delicate. Use care when moving the palm rest.

  12. Lift up on the small ZIF connector and remove the ribbon.
    • Lift up on the small ZIF connector and remove the ribbon.

    • If the ribbon seems stuck, gently wiggle it to remove. Do not pull the ribbon with great force.

  13. Remove the #00 4 mm screws holding the speakers in place.
    • Remove the #00 4 mm screws holding the speakers in place.

  14. Gently pull the speaker cable out.
    • Gently pull the speaker cable out.

    • If the wire is tight, wiggle it back and forth but don’t apply too much force.

    • Do not use the speaker wire to pull itself out of the connector.

  15. Pull the speakers straight up and out of the laptop.
    • Pull the speakers straight up and out of the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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