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.

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

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  • 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!

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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

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

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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

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Conclusion

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

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