Parts

No parts required.

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.

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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.

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

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

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  • Use a spudger to partially lift the hinge cover.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • Remove the following screws, all labeled "3."

    • Two 8.63mm screws.

    • One 7.65mm screw.

    • One 5.74mm screw.

  • Remove the following screw, labeled "15."

    • One 17.81mm screw.

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  • Lift the cover with fingers and remove.

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  • Remove labeled screws.

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  • Remove the screws from the bottom of the hinge as shown in the image.

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  • Use a spudger to detach and remove cables from the motherboard.

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  • Unplug highlighted cables from the wireless module.

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  • Hold down the body of the computer by placing your hands in the pictured positions. Then, lift the display from the body.

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  • Remove the 4 labeled screws.

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  • Remove screws from bottom of laptop as shown in the picture.

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  • Lift the palm rest cover from the base of the laptop.

  • You may use spudger if needed, lift from the front corners as shown.

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  • Great job! You have successfully removed the old palm rest cover.

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  • Remove the single screw labeled "5".

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  • Remove optical drive.

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Conclusion

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

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