Introduction

Procedure for dissembling the outer casing of the laptop safely.

Parts

No parts required.

Move the latch to the right of the battery to unlocked.
  • Move the latch to the right of the battery to unlocked.

Slide the latch on the left directly below the battery to unlock and pull out the battery as shown.
  • Slide the latch on the left directly below the battery to unlock and pull out the battery as shown.

  • The latch must be held in position to remove the battery.

Unscrew the marked 5.9 mm Philips screw.
  • Unscrew the marked 5.9 mm Philips screw.

Use the spudger to pry out the Disk dive.
  • Use the spudger to pry out the Disk dive.

The disk drive should easily detach and can now be replaced.
  • The disk drive should easily detach and can now be replaced.

Remove the twelve 5.9 mm Philips screws from the back cover.
  • Remove the twelve 5.9 mm Philips screws from the back cover.

  • Remove one 8.8 mm Philips screw from the back cover.

Unscrew the two 5.9 mm Philips screws located on the the side closest to the battery. Unscrew the three 3.6 mm Philips screws that are within the Disk drive port. Unscrew the three 3.6 mm Philips screws that are within the Disk drive port.
  • Unscrew the two 5.9 mm Philips screws located on the the side closest to the battery.

  • Unscrew the three 3.6 mm Philips screws that are within the Disk drive port.

Remove the hinge covers by lifting each with the sharp point of the spudger. Notice that the middle cover has a different shape and is more difficult to remove.
  • Remove the hinge covers by lifting each with the sharp point of the spudger.

    • Notice that the middle cover has a different shape and is more difficult to remove.

For the middle cover, flip over to the bottom side. You can see the tabs that hold the cover. Slight pressure on these on it pops right off.

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There will be a connection underneath the speaker cover. Remove the speaker cover using the spudger. Remove the speaker cover using the spudger.
  • There will be a connection underneath the speaker cover.

  • Remove the speaker cover using the spudger.

Unscrew the two 3.9 mm Philips screws and remove the keyboard.
  • Unscrew the two 3.9 mm Philips screws and remove the keyboard.

Carefully lift the keyboard off from the laptop. It is still attached as shown. Using the spudger, detach the connector by pushing two tabs away from the white connector and then gently pulling the connector away. The brown colored component with the tabs does not come out with the connector.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard off from the laptop. It is still attached as shown.

  • Using the spudger, detach the connector by pushing two tabs away from the white connector and then gently pulling the connector away.

  • The brown colored component with the tabs does not come out with the connector.

Lift up the black tab and gently pull out the connector. Lift up the black tab and gently pull out the connector. Lift up the black tab and gently pull out the connector.
  • Lift up the black tab and gently pull out the connector.

Unscrew the four marked 5.9 mm Philips screws. Unscrew the four marked 5.9 mm Philips screws.
  • Unscrew the four marked 5.9 mm Philips screws.

Move the wires out of the fixed space as shown. Move the wires out of the fixed space as shown.
  • Move the wires out of the fixed space as shown.

Unscrew the five marked 3.8 mm Philips screws. Three screws are located on the right side of the screen.
  • Unscrew the five marked 3.8 mm Philips screws.

    • Three screws are located on the right side of the screen.

    • Two screws are located on the left side of the screen.

Remove the screen brackets from the computer's base.
  • Remove the screen brackets from the computer's base.

Remove the four 5.9 mm Philips screws as indicated: There is one somewhat hidden screw on the left side under the screen hinge, and one to the right of the (left)speaker, right/top side of the video port on mobo. There are two similarly positioned screws on the right side.
  • Remove the four 5.9 mm Philips screws as indicated:

    • There is one somewhat hidden screw on the left side under the screen hinge, and one to the right of the (left)speaker, right/top side of the video port on mobo.

    • There are two similarly positioned screws on the right side.

Remove four 5.9 mm Philips scews as indicated:

There is one somewhat hidden screw on the left side under the screen hinge, and one to the right of the (left)speaker, right/top side of the video port on mobo

There are two similarly positioned screws on the right side.

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The following steps (18 - 20) explain how to remove the three indicated connections. The order is Blue, Violet, Orange.
  • The following steps (18 - 20) explain how to remove the three indicated connections.

  • The order is Blue, Violet, Orange.

  • Lift the white tab up and gently take out the connector.

Use the spudger to pull off the black attachment.
  • Use the spudger to pull off the black attachment.

Lift and pull the black tab upward until it becomes unattached.
  • Lift and pull the black tab upward until it becomes unattached.

  • Some force may be required.

Use the spudger to remove the casing as seen in the picture.
  • Use the spudger to remove the casing as seen in the picture.

  • Some force may be required.

Remove the casing.
  • Remove the casing.

Conclusion

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

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