Introduction

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

  1. Remove 18 6.0 mm Phillips #00 screws from the bottom of the laptop.
    • 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.

  2. 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.

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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