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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.

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

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    • Remove the four 4-mm screws on the bottom of the laptop using a #0 screw driver.

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    • 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.

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    • 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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    • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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    • 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.

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

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

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Conclusion

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

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