Introduction

This guide will go through the disassembly steps necessary to access the keyboard, battery, heat sink, fan, and screen. Exercise care when working with parts near the wiring inside the laptop.

Image 1/2: Disconnect the charging cable from the computer. Image 2/2: Failure to unplug the cable could result in electric shock.
  • Turn off the computer.

  • Disconnect the charging cable from the computer.

  • Failure to unplug the cable could result in electric shock.

  • Top Panel: Use a Plastic Opening Tool to carefully pry the top panel from the base.

what about the screws on the bottom part of the laptop shouldn't they be removed first?...

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Also need to disconnect cables to SD reader and touchpad

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Image 1/3: Place your index finger in the hole on the right side of the keyboard tray and lift the tray gently. Image 2/3: Place your index finger in the hole on the right side of the keyboard tray and lift the tray gently. Image 3/3: Place your index finger in the hole on the right side of the keyboard tray and lift the tray gently.
  • Keyboard: Lift the side of the keyboard gently and disconnect the attached ribbon located underneath the keyboard.

  • Place your index finger in the hole on the right side of the keyboard tray and lift the tray gently.

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  • Battery: Use your fingers to lift the battery and gently disconnect the wires from the base.

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Image 1/2: Use a Flathead Screwdriver to gently lift the copper heat sink and use your fingers to remove it from the laptop. Image 2/2: Use a Flathead Screwdriver to gently lift the copper heat sink and use your fingers to remove it from the laptop.
  • Heat sink: Use a Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the screws that connect the heat sink to the fan.

  • Use a Flathead Screwdriver to gently lift the copper heat sink and use your fingers to remove it from the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Use your fingers to lift the fan and pull the white plug carefully from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Use your fingers to lift the fan and pull the white plug carefully from the motherboard.
  • Fan: Unscrew the screws that secure the fan.

  • Use your fingers to lift the fan and pull the white plug carefully from the motherboard.

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  • USB header card: Use the Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the 3 screws from the USB header card.

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  • Use your fingers to pull the USB header card from the side of the device chassis. (The USB header card will remain attached by wires.)

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Image 1/2: Use your other hand to unscrew the 4 screws (2 on each side) that attach the screen to the base. Image 2/2: Use your other hand to unscrew the 4 screws (2 on each side) that attach the screen to the base.
  • Screen: Hold the USB header card in one hand.

  • Use your other hand to unscrew the 4 screws (2 on each side) that attach the screen to the base.

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Image 1/1: Loosen the screen from the left side of the base.
  • Use your fingers to hold the screen and carefully disconnect it from the right side of the base.

  • Loosen the screen from the left side of the base.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the screws that connect the front panel of the screen. Image 2/2: Unscrew the screws that connect the front panel of the screen.
  • Use a Flathead Screwdriver to pry off the chits from the front panel. (The chits are the small black rubber caps.)

  • Unscrew the screws that connect the front panel of the screen.

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  • Slide the Plastic Opening Tool under the edge of the screen bezel to release the front panel of the screen.

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Image 1/3: Use your fingers to hold the screen and remove it from the base. (Wires will still be attached between the screen and the motherboard.) Image 2/3: Use your fingers to hold the screen and remove it from the base. (Wires will still be attached between the screen and the motherboard.) Image 3/3: Use your fingers to hold the screen and remove it from the base. (Wires will still be attached between the screen and the motherboard.)
  • Unscrew the screws from the edge of the screen.

  • Use your fingers to hold the screen and remove it from the base. (Wires will still be attached between the screen and the motherboard.)

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the wire from the screen. Image 2/3: Disconnect the wire from the screen. Image 3/3: Disconnect the wire from the screen.
  • Use your fingers to remove the adhesive tape located on the back of the screen near the wire connection.

  • Disconnect the wire from the screen.

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Conclusion

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

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