Introduction

This guide entails removing screws and hinge covers to remove the back panel.

  1. Slide the two battery lock latches on the back of the device to the “unlock” position.
    • Slide the two battery lock latches on the back of the device to the “unlock” position.

  2. Lift the battery upward to remove it from the device.
    • Lift the battery upward to remove it from the device.

    • Using the PH1 phillips-head screwdriver, remove all the 5/16 in. screws from the back of the device.

    • There should be 10 in total, be sure to keep them together!

    • Locate the optical disc drive and remove it from the device by sliding it straight of the device.

    • Covering the hinges of the device are rubber bumpers secured to the device using adhesive. Remove them carefully.

    • Place the adhesive side up as you will need to place them back after your replacement is complete.

    • In the same spot you’ve just removed the bumpers from, you will find two 5/16 in. screws. Using the same Phillips-head screwdriver used in step 2, remove the screws

    • Be sure to keep the screws together!

    • Carefully remove the back panel from the device.

    • If you are unable to do this with your hands, you can use a thin prying tool of your choice to make it easier!

Conclusion

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

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