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.

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

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Remove the 44 mm screws on the bottom of the laptop using a #0 screw driver.
  • Remove the 44 mm screws on the bottom of the laptop using a #0 screw driver.

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Turn the laptop over carefully, and open the screen all the way. Locate the slot to remove the keyboard in the lower left hand corner.
  • Turn the laptop over carefully, and open the screen all the way.

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

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

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

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

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

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Turn laptop upside down so the bottom is facing up.
  • Turn laptop upside down so the bottom is facing up.

  • Remove the 3 #0 4 mm screws holding the bottom of the palm rest.

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Turn the laptop back over and open screen all the way.
  • Turn the laptop back over and open screen all the way.

  • Remove the 6 #0 4 mm screws holding in the palm rest.

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

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

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

  • If ribbon seems stuck gently wiggle it to remove but do not pull ribbon with great force.

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Remove the 4 3 mm screws that hold the cooling fan to the system board.
  • Remove the 4 3 mm screws that hold the cooling fan to the system board.

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Remove the tape holding the cooling fan wires down.
  • Remove the tape holding the cooling fan wires down.

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Unplug the cooling fan wires from the system board by gently pulling on the hard molded plastic portion.
  • Unplug the cooling fan wires from the system board by gently pulling on the hard molded plastic portion.

  • Be careful not to damage the wires by tugging on them.

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Lift the cooling fan out of the laptop.
  • Lift the cooling fan out of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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