Introduction

Replace motherboard from the computer.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.
  • Make sure the computer is turned off, by selecting the start menu and choosing “Shut Down”.

  • Ensure all cables, speakers and other devices are unplugged and turned off before opening the computer case.

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Image 1/1: Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.
  • Lay the computer on its side; you will see a blue knob.

  • Turn this knob 90 deg clockwise.

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Image 1/1: Lift panel case off computer.
  • Slide the panel case forward about 1/2 inch while knob is turned.

  • Lift panel case off computer.

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Image 1/2: Ground yourself before removing any internal components. Image 2/2: Ground yourself before removing any internal components.
  • Remove power and data cables

  • Ground yourself before removing any internal components.

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Image 1/2: Squeeze tabs and slide hard disk drive towards you, then lift up on the drive. Image 2/2: Squeeze tabs and slide hard disk drive towards you, then lift up on the drive.
  • Locate blue tabs as shown to the left and right of the hard disk drive

  • Squeeze tabs and slide hard disk drive towards you, then lift up on the drive.

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Image 1/1: Be sure you are grounded to avoid electrostatic discharge and to place your memory modules in an anti-static bag.
  • Press down on the two white tabs on either side of the memory module; the RAM will pop out.

  • Be sure you are grounded to avoid electrostatic discharge and to place your memory modules in an anti-static bag.

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  • Press the large button on the corner of the optical drive. Pull on the pop-out button to slide the optical drive out.

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  • Remove the blue shield by sliding it straight upwards.

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Image 1/3: Slide the CPU heat sink from under the clip and pull upward. Image 2/3: You may need to twist the CPU heat sink side to side to free it from the thermal paste. Image 3/3: You may need to twist the CPU heat sink side to side to free it from the thermal paste.
  • Pull back on the tab nearest to the front case fan.

  • Slide the CPU heat sink from under the clip and pull upward.

  • You may need to twist the CPU heat sink side to side to free it from the thermal paste.

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Image 1/2: Push release lever down slightly and away from CPU. Image 2/2: Push release lever down slightly and away from CPU.
  • Ground yourself before removing any internal components.

  • Push release lever down slightly and away from CPU.

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Image 1/2: Processor cover will remain attached. Image 2/2: Processor cover will remain attached.
  • Lift and rotate processor cover off of CPU.

  • Processor cover will remain attached.

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Image 1/1: Do not touch the underside of the CPU or any of the pins.
  • Using two fingers holding the sides, lift the CPU from the socket.

  • Do not touch the underside of the CPU or any of the pins.

  • When replacing the CPU, do not use excessive force.

  • Ensure to use the alignment-notches on the new CPU, when replacing.

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Image 1/1: Make sure to press on the release tab while removing the power cable.
  • Unplug the power cable attached to the motherboard speaker.

  • Make sure to press on the release tab while removing the power cable.

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  • Remove four black 6mm #2 Phillips screws located at the back of the computer tower.

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  • While rotating the case-opening knob, slide the motherboard tray away from the front of the computer.

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  • Lift the motherboard from the rest of the computer case.

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  • Remove two silver 6mm #2 Philips screws from the Hard Drive Stand.

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Image 1/1: Lift the stand, and disconnect the HDD fan power.
  • Slide the Hard Drive Stand to left side.

  • Lift the stand, and disconnect the HDD fan power.

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Image 1/1: Unplug the cable that powers the hard drive, which has orange, red and yellow wires.
  • Unplug the cable that connects the chassis intrusion detection switch, distinguished by its red wires.

  • Unplug the cable that powers the hard drive, which has orange, red and yellow wires.

  • Make sure to press on the release tab while removing the connectors.

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  • Disconnect the two fans from the motherboard.

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  • Remove the four silver 6mm #2 Philips screws holding the motherboard to the rear computer panel.

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Image 1/1: The studs can be removed by hand.
  • Remove the studs that support the Hard Drive Stand from the motherboard.

  • The studs can be removed by hand.

  • If studs can't be removed by hand a 6mm nut driver or spanner may be used.

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  • Remove the four black 9mm #2 Philips screws located on heat sink stand.

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  • The motherboard can now be removed from the remaining panel.

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Conclusion

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

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