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Image 1/3: Unscrew the 2 4 mm Phillips head screws by the battery. Image 2/3: Unscrew the 2 4 mm Phillips head screws by the battery. Image 3/3: Unscrew the 2 4 mm Phillips head screws by the battery.
  • Remove the battery, then unscrew the 7 3 mm Phillips screws behind the battery. Make sure they go in separate, organized piles.

  • Unscrew the 2 4 mm Phillips head screws by the battery.

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  • Remove the panel above the keyboard with a plastic spudger.

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Image 1/1: Do not fully remove, for the keyboard is still attached to the ribbon cable.
  • Once the panel is removed, use the spudger to pry out the keyboard.

  • Do not fully remove, for the keyboard is still attached to the ribbon cable.

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Image 1/2: Be sure to detach from the root rather than from near the middle. It should slide out with ease. Image 2/2: Now you can fully remove the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Detach the ribbon cable from the keyboard by pulling the end of the ribbon cable that is attached inside of the laptop.

  • Be sure to detach from the root rather than from near the middle. It should slide out with ease.

  • Now you can fully remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Pull upwards gently to detach the side you are grabbing.
  • Place your fingers or a spudger between the front panel and the rest of the laptop.

  • Pull upwards gently to detach the side you are grabbing.

  • Repeat on the other side until the panel easily peels off the laptop.

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  • The touchpad should be loosely attached to the rest of the laptop by a ribbon cable.

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Image 1/1: You are now able to remove the touchpad.
  • Gently pull the ribbon cable out of its socket attached to the touchpad.

  • You are now able to remove the touchpad.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew the 4 mm Phillips screw beneath the panel.
  • Unscrew the 3 13 mm Phillips screws on the surface of the panel.

  • Unscrew the 4 mm Phillips screw beneath the panel.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the six 17 mm Phillips head screws on the stands on the back and the 2 "A" screws of the same size adjacent to the stands. Image 2/3: Unscrew the two C Phillips head screws on the hard drive panel. There is also one more C screw in the upper right corner of the laptop as shown. Image 3/3: Unscrew the eight 8mm lock phillips screws and the screws along the outside of the laptop.
  • There are many different types of screws in this step so make sure to arrange the screws by their different sizes.

  • Unscrew the six 17 mm Phillips head screws on the stands on the back and the 2 "A" screws of the same size adjacent to the stands.

  • Unscrew the two C Phillips head screws on the hard drive panel. There is also one more C screw in the upper right corner of the laptop as shown.

  • Unscrew the eight 8mm lock phillips screws and the screws along the outside of the laptop.

  • Unscrew the three 3mm E Phillips screw and the one 3mm D Phillips screw.

  • Unscrew the 5mm Phillips head screw that lies just above the D screw.

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Image 1/1: After finishing this step, flip the laptop over.
  • Unscrew the two 8 mm Phillips screws beneath the hard drive panel.

  • After finishing this step, flip the laptop over.

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Image 1/1: Do not fully remove the panel, for there are still ribbons attached on the inside.
  • Everything should now be loose enough for you to start removing the panel.

  • Do not fully remove the panel, for there are still ribbons attached on the inside.

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Image 1/1: Then you can lift the panel to access the components beneath.
  • Carefully remove the ribbons from the base.

  • Then you can lift the panel to access the components beneath.

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Conclusion

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

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