Introduction

This guide will require removal of 3x5mm screws (on motherboard) and 1x3mm screws (on sensor board).

Image 1/2: Flip the laptop  such that the base of the laptop should face you. Remove the rubber covering with help of any sharp pointed object and then unscrew the screw. Image 2/2: Flip the laptop  such that the base of the laptop should face you. Remove the rubber covering with help of any sharp pointed object and then unscrew the screw.
  • The yellow circle represents the rubber covering that protects the screw. And the red circle represents the screws.

  • Flip the laptop such that the base of the laptop should face you. Remove the rubber covering with help of any sharp pointed object and then unscrew the screw.

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Image 1/3: Gently lower the keyboard towards you to expose the wires attached beneath. Image 2/3: Gently lower the keyboard towards you to expose the wires attached beneath. Image 3/3: Gently lower the keyboard towards you to expose the wires attached beneath.
  • Using a plastic opening tool or the spudger to separate the keyboard from the frame of the laptop.

  • Gently lower the keyboard towards you to expose the wires attached beneath.

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Image 1/3: Lift the white flap in the right black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon towards you until it is disconnected. Image 2/3: Lift the white flap in the right black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon towards you until it is disconnected. Image 3/3: Lift the white flap in the right black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon towards you until it is disconnected.
  • Lift the black flap in the left black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon gently towards you until it is disconnected.

  • Lift the white flap in the right black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon towards you until it is disconnected.

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  • Lift keyboard slightly and remove the strip gently so is not damaging any parts . The tape has no function other than to keep the wire tucked away.

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  • Keyboard is now detached from the laptop and can be placed to the side.

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Image 1/3: Using fingers or the spudger, slide out the black connector indicated by the orange rectangle on the left. Image 2/3: Undo the black tape indicated by the middle orange rectangle from the frame of the laptop Image 3/3: Undo the black tape indicated by the middle orange rectangle from the frame of the laptop
  • Remove the two screws indicated by the red circles.

  • Using fingers or the spudger, slide out the black connector indicated by the orange rectangle on the left.

  • Undo the black tape indicated by the middle orange rectangle from the frame of the laptop

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  • Gently remove speakers.

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  • For both parts indicated in the photo by the red rectangles, lift the black flaps and gently pull the strip out. Set the strip aside. Note the shape that this wire strip is resting at and that the blue tip of the strip goes into the right connector for reassembly.

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Image 1/3: Use your fingers to pull the white tab out of the black slot above the battery, shown by the orange rectangle. Image 2/3: Use your fingers to pull the white tab out of the black slot above the battery, shown by the orange rectangle. Image 3/3: Use your fingers to pull the white tab out of the black slot above the battery, shown by the orange rectangle.
  • Remove screw shown by red circle on the right.

  • Use your fingers to pull the white tab out of the black slot above the battery, shown by the orange rectangle.

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  • Gently remove battery.

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  • Using a spudger, remove the white and black cables from the card as indicated by the red circles in the pictures.

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  • Remove screw from card.

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  • Gently remove card at the angle it is resting at.

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Image 1/3: Using your fingers or the spudger, disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the motherboard.  The connector is indicated by the orange rectangle in the picture. Image 2/3: Using your fingers or the spudger, disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the motherboard.  The connector is indicated by the orange rectangle in the picture. Image 3/3: Using your fingers or the spudger, disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the motherboard.  The connector is indicated by the orange rectangle in the picture.
  • Remove the 3 screws around the fan, indicated by red circles in the picture.

  • Using your fingers or the spudger, disconnect the cable connecting the fan to the motherboard. The connector is indicated by the orange rectangle in the picture.

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  • Gently remove fan.

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  • Using your fingers or spudger, pull out the connector in the red rectangle.

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Image 1/3: Remove the 1 screw on the right from the sensor board as indicated by the red circle. Image 2/3: Remove the 3 screws from the mother board as indicated by the red circles. Image 3/3: Remove the 3 screws from the mother board as indicated by the red circles.
  • Pull up on black strip in top left orange rectangle to remove the monitor cord.

  • Remove the 1 screw on the right from the sensor board as indicated by the red circle.

  • Remove the 3 screws from the mother board as indicated by the red circles.

The pic with the 3 screws circled in red is missing

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  • Gently remove motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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Can someone just explain for what the sensor board is needed?

martindoerflinger - Reply

Let's the motherboard know when the lid is closed.

Jeff Briedwell -

Hi! How do you start a chrome book from motherboard? Since I am doing a project I need help with that question.... Please send a mail with the explanation on my mail: steffe010929@gmail.con

Stefan - Reply

hope some one is still maintaining this site, i would like to know if i would be able to use a motherboard from another HP chromebook in the same product line for example if i have a motherboard from the 14-q010dx can i swap it with the motherboard from the 14-q010nr? thevet82@gmail.com

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