Introduction

This a simple process requiring only a small Phillips screwdriver and a slim flathead.

Note: A few trays for the screws, a wristband and an anti-static surface mat are ideal for safe handling of sensitive electronics.

  1. - Remove battery.
    • - Remove battery.

    • - Remove memory tray door (1 Screw).

    • - Remove hard drive door (1 Screw).

    • - Remove hard drive (3 Screws).

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  2. - Remove all screws from the bottom cover. There are three types of screws. Marked here with Red Circles, Red Squares and Orange Circles.
    • - Remove all screws from the bottom cover. There are three types of screws. Marked here with Red Circles, Red Squares and Orange Circles.

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    • - Remove CD/DVD Drive by sliding it out.

    • - Remove three more screws, which were hiding under the DVD drive.

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    • - Carefully remove the cover, by unpopping it with a slim flathead, slide it out away from the RJ-45, HDMI and VGA ports.

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    • - The audio/usb interface card is now within reach. Just remove the two screws and carefully slide out the flat connector to remove the card.

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    • - Fire up the air compressor and blow out dust from the fan and heatsinks.

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    • - If you are replacing your RAM, simply unpop the four latches and slide out the memory sticks.

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Conclusion

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

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