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Introduction

This guide will help you remove the front panel of your laptop. Removing the front panel can expose many delicate components of the laptop, so it's important to be gentle and cautious of static when working through this guide.

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  1. Prior to prying up on the cover, you may have to first remove one screw located inside the battery compartment (M2X3) and release the two (2) latches or you'll snap the cover.
    • Prior to prying up on the cover, you may have to first remove one screw located inside the battery compartment (M2X3) and release the two (2) latches or you'll snap the cover.

    • Pry up the top of the cover first. Use a spudger to wedge in between the cover and base of the computer.

    • Make your way around the outside of the keyboard.

    • Cracking sounds are normal. Be careful and take your time removing this panel.

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  3. Work your hands around the cover. Use your hands to pull up the rest of the cover.
    • Work your hands around the cover. Use your hands to pull up the rest of the cover.

    • The mouse pad is connected to the rest of the computer via two cables underneath the cover. These cables must be unhooked before the cover can be completely removed.

  4. Unhook mouse pad cables by flipping up the black tabs holding the cable in place. This can be done by hand or by using a spudger.
    • Unhook mouse pad cables by flipping up the black tabs holding the cable in place.

    • This can be done by hand or by using a spudger.

Conclusion

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

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