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Introduction

The motherboard is the link between all the different components in the computer. If you've had your device for a while and it malfunctions, you might assume it's a problem with the motherboard. Before you start opening up the device, check connection and peripherals and listen for beeps.

Parts

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  1. Remove the four screws (13.7mm) with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four screws (13.7mm) with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Be sure to lift all four rubber tabs to access screws (7.51mm) underneath.

    • Rubber tabs will require force to access screws.

  2. Use the Philips 0 screwdriver to unscrew the screws (7.51mm) that were underneath the battery.
    • Use the Philips 0 screwdriver to unscrew the screws (7.51mm) that were underneath the battery.

  3. Pull outwards on the disk reader to remove from main frame. This removal will require force.
    • Pull outwards on the disk reader to remove from main frame.

    • This removal will require force.

    • All screws must be removed before removing disk reader.

  4. Lift back panel to access internal components.
    • Lift back panel to access internal components.

    • You will need to use force to pry it open.

  5. Remove screw (7.51mm) on USB port with "Phillips 0 Screwdriver".
    • Remove screw (7.51mm) on USB port with "Phillips 0 Screwdriver".

    • Lift the USB port over and away from hard drive.

  6. Lift rubber black tabs located on the hard drive upwards. Disconnect hard drive from motherboard by pulling towards you.
    • Lift rubber black tabs located on the hard drive upwards.

    • Disconnect hard drive from motherboard by pulling towards you.

  7. Make sure to unplug everything connected to the motherboard. Be gentle with this step. Be gentle with this step.
    • Make sure to unplug everything connected to the motherboard.

    • Be gentle with this step.

  8. Remove the screws (7.51mm) with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the screws (7.51mm) with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Once all of the screws are removed, remove the motherboard from the device.

Conclusion

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

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