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Flip the device over onto its backside in order to access the battery.
  • Flip the device over onto its backside in order to access the battery.

Flip the device over to expose the backside to access the battery.

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Locate the battery release latch and slide it over to the other side. A small tool like a pen or screwdriver may be helpful in sliding the latch to release the battery.
  • Locate the battery release latch and slide it over to the other side.

  • A small tool like a pen or screwdriver may be helpful in sliding the latch to release the battery.

Grab the newly ejected battery from the device to completely remove it.
  • Grab the newly ejected battery from the device to completely remove it.

  • When reinserting the new battery, make sure the prongs on the battery are aligned with the corresponding holes on the laptop.

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Remove 18 6.0 mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom of the laptop. Remove 5 6.0 mm Phillip #00 screws from under cover.
  • Remove 18 6.0 mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom of the laptop.

  • Remove 5 6.0 mm Phillip #00 screws from under cover.

Remove three 2.9 mm Phillips #00 screws from the battery compartment.
  • Remove three 2.9 mm Phillips #00 screws from the battery compartment.

Separate the bottom panel from the touchpad assembly by inserting a plastic opening tool between them on all four sides. Separate the bottom panel from the touchpad assembly by inserting a plastic opening tool between them on all four sides.
  • Separate the bottom panel from the touchpad assembly by inserting a plastic opening tool between them on all four sides.

Pull black ribbon wire from port using tweezers in order to completely separate touchpad assembly from bottom assembly.
  • Pull black ribbon wire from port using tweezers in order to completely separate touchpad assembly from bottom assembly.

Disconnect the two ZIF ports that attach the touchpad assembly to the motherboard. First flip open the flap covering the ribbon using a spudger or fingernail. Second gently pull the ribbon away from the port.
  • Disconnect the two ZIF ports that attach the touchpad assembly to the motherboard.

  • First flip open the flap covering the ribbon using a spudger or fingernail.

  • Second gently pull the ribbon away from the port.

Grasp the plastic placeholder firmly and slide it out of the computer. When inserting replacement optical drive, use the port at the back left of the open space. When inserting replacement optical drive, use the port at the back left of the open space.
  • Grasp the plastic placeholder firmly and slide it out of the computer.

  • When inserting replacement optical drive, use the port at the back left of the open space.

Conclusion

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

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