Parts

No parts required.

  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!

    • Use a spudger to carefully remove the border around the display screen.

    • As long as you are slow and delicate, the border will eventually come off.

    • Remove the two 5/16 screws in the top corners and the four in the bottom corners.

    • Carefully pull the screen from the hinges and lower it on to the table.

    • There will be wires running from the screen to the motherboard. You do not need to unplug these.

    • The hinges are made of malleable metal and are easily bent.

    • Remove the 5/16 screws securing the hinges to the computer.

Conclusion

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

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