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!

    • Disconnect the wires around the motherboard securing it to the device.

    • To do this, flip the black "switches" securing the wires into place upwards.

    • Remove the six 5/16 in. screws holding the motherboard onto the device using the P1 philips-head screwdriver.

    • Be sure to keep them together!

    • Disconnect the wire securing the whole motherboard located at the top to the motherboard.

    • This is possible with your fingers, but is easier to do using an iFixit opening tool.

    • Carefully lift the motherboard to remove it from the device.

Conclusion

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

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