Introduction

This is a prerequisite guide to instruct you on how to open up your laptop in order to access the motherboard.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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

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