Parts

No parts required.

  1. Locate the two clips on the bottom of the computer that support the battery.
    • Locate the two clips on the bottom of the computer that support the battery.

  2. Using your fingers,  push the clips inward and then upward.
    • Using your fingers, push the clips inward and then upward.

    • Lift the battery out of the computer.

  3. Use a spudger to lift the back of the hinge cover on the left and right sides of the computer. Use a spudger to lift the back of the hinge cover on the left and right sides of the computer. Use a spudger to lift the back of the hinge cover on the left and right sides of the computer.
    • Use a spudger to lift the back of the hinge cover on the left and right sides of the computer.

  4. Lay the computer flat on a stable surface with the monitor pointing away from you.
    • Lay the computer flat on a stable surface with the monitor pointing away from you.

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  6. Use a spudger to partially lift the hinge cover. Use a spudger to partially lift the hinge cover. Use a spudger to partially lift the hinge cover.
    • Use a spudger to partially lift the hinge cover.

  7. The hinge cover has a ribbon cable that is attached to the motherboard. To prevent damage, lift the hinge cover slowly. Lift the hinge cover enough to expose the ribbon cable.
    • The hinge cover has a ribbon cable that is attached to the motherboard. To prevent damage, lift the hinge cover slowly.

    • Lift the hinge cover enough to expose the ribbon cable.

  8. Disconnect the ribbon cable from the  motherboard and remove the hinge cover from the computer. Disconnect the ribbon cable from the  motherboard and remove the hinge cover from the computer.
    • Disconnect the ribbon cable from the motherboard and remove the hinge cover from the computer.

  9. The keyboard has a ribbon cable that is attached to the motherboard. To prevent damage, lift keyboard slowly. Lift the keyboard enough to expose the ribbon cable. Lift the keyboard enough to expose the ribbon cable.
    • The keyboard has a ribbon cable that is attached to the motherboard. To prevent damage, lift keyboard slowly.

    • Lift the keyboard enough to expose the ribbon cable.

  10. Use a spudger to release the ribbon cable from the motherboard. Use a spudger to release the ribbon cable from the motherboard.
    • Use a spudger to release the ribbon cable from the motherboard.

  11. After the ribbon has been detached, carefully remove the keyboard. After the ribbon has been detached, carefully remove the keyboard.
    • After the ribbon has been detached, carefully remove the keyboard.

Conclusion

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

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