Introduction

Motherboard is a very important part and it is hard to replace. When doing the replacement job, you need to be very carefully. Motherboard part is hard to find, however you could find it at retailer store.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Unlock the button in the top left on the back of the laptop (So the red is showing).
  • Unlock the button in the top left on the back of the laptop (So the red is showing).

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The battery should be able to be removed easily now.
  • The battery should be able to be removed easily now.

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Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove six (6) 5mm screws, two (2) 17.5mm screws, and three (3) 2.5mm screws from the back cover, as marked here. Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove six (6) 5mm screws, two (2) 17.5mm screws, and three (3) 2.5mm screws from the back cover, as marked here.
  • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove six (6) 5mm screws, two (2) 17.5mm screws, and three (3) 2.5mm screws from the back cover, as marked here.

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Pry off the keyboard by placing your plastic opening tool on the center of the top row of keys, as shown in the photograph. If the plastic opening tool bends or slips, use something sturdier, such as the Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the keyboard.
  • Pry off the keyboard by placing your plastic opening tool on the center of the top row of keys, as shown in the photograph.

  • If the plastic opening tool bends or slips, use something sturdier, such as the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the keyboard.

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Remove the five (5) 5mm screws shown here using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the five (5) 5mm screws shown here using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Separate the upper cover from the back cover. It is possible to do this without a tool, but you may also use a plastic opening tool for added leverage. Be careful to keep even pressure all the way around the cover so that it is not bent beyond repair.
  • Separate the upper cover from the back cover. It is possible to do this without a tool, but you may also use a plastic opening tool for added leverage.

  • Be careful to keep even pressure all the way around the cover so that it is not bent beyond repair.

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The WiFi card is shown here. Remove the one (1) 5mm screw holding the card to the motherboard using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • The WiFi card is shown here.

  • Remove the one (1) 5mm screw holding the card to the motherboard using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Disconnect the wires on the WiFi card. This can be done easily by applying pressure to the connections until they pop off of the card. Disconnect the wires on the WiFi card. This can be done easily by applying pressure to the connections until they pop off of the card.
  • Disconnect the wires on the WiFi card. This can be done easily by applying pressure to the connections until they pop off of the card.

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Using a Philllips #00 screwdriver, remove the four (4) 5mm screws holding the motherboard in place.
  • Using a Philllips #00 screwdriver, remove the four (4) 5mm screws holding the motherboard in place.

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Remove the motherboard by lifting it gently from the bottom cover.
  • Remove the motherboard by lifting it gently from the bottom cover.

  • This Image is the rear view of the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

My Linh Pham

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