Introduction

You should be familiar with the basics of taking apart a computer take apart, specifically in terms of preventing further damage due to electro-static discharge (ESD).

Parts

No parts required.

With the base stand facing upwards, unscrew the 6mm Phillips #2 screw.
  • With the base stand facing upwards, unscrew the 6mm Phillips #2 screw.

  • Pull the base stand straight up from the device.

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Unscrew and remove the eight 4mm Phillips #0 screws (four on top, four on bottom) from the top and bottom of the device. Unscrew and remove the eight 4mm Phillips #0 screws (four on top, four on bottom) from the top and bottom of the device.
  • Unscrew and remove the eight 4mm Phillips #0 screws (four on top, four on bottom) from the top and bottom of the device.

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Run the flat side of the spudger along the entire line of the case starting from the back where the power plug and a small screw are located. Use care to not apply excessive force that could damage retaining clips while running the spudger along the case. Use care to not apply excessive force that could damage retaining clips while running the spudger along the case.
  • Run the flat side of the spudger along the entire line of the case starting from the back where the power plug and a small screw are located.

  • Use care to not apply excessive force that could damage retaining clips while running the spudger along the case.

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Once the clips have been released, gently disengage the cover from the rest of case by pulling in opposite directions. Once the clips have been released, gently disengage the cover from the rest of case by pulling in opposite directions.
  • Once the clips have been released, gently disengage the cover from the rest of case by pulling in opposite directions.

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Using the spudger, gently push on the underside of the memory board to loosen it. Gently grasp each side and pull up to release the memory board.
  • Using the spudger, gently push on the underside of the memory board to loosen it. Gently grasp each side and pull up to release the memory board.

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To remove the battery, pull up on the connector that is plugged into the motherboard.
  • To remove the battery, pull up on the connector that is plugged into the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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