Introduction

A motherboard is essentially the brain of a computer, it controls all the components in a computer to function properly without any errors. Use this guide to replace the motherboard of your device.

  1. At this point, the white caps that hide the top-most screws marked with red circles have been removed.
    • At this point, the white caps that hide the top-most screws marked with red circles have been removed.

    • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the (10) ten screws from the bottom of the device.

    • After removing the white caps covering the screws, use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the (3) three screws indicated with red circles.

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  2. Open the laptop and place it upright. Remove the keyboard from the device using a plastic spudger or opening tool.
    • Open the laptop and place it upright. Remove the keyboard from the device using a plastic spudger or opening tool.

      • Carefully remove as there are ribbons attached to the keyboard that is connected to the components inside.

    • Gently lift the keyboard just enough to expose the ribbons.

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    • Hold the keyboard up to remove the ribbons from the circuit board.

    • To remove each individual ribbon, grab the blue portion of each ribbon and pull it towards your direction until it is fully detached.

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    • Once the ribbons are detached, remove the keyboard from the device.

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    • Using the Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the (2) two screws at the bottom of the device.

    • Once removed, separate the screws from previous ones. They are different!

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    • Remove the taped flat wire from the top of the battery.

    • Carefully pull away the connector from the top of the battery to the motherboard.

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    • Carefully lift the battery and remove it from the device.

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    • Carefully remove the (3) three plastic strips attached to the motherboard.

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    • Use the Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the (5) five screws.

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    • Use the blue plastic opening tool to disconnect the connectors. Remove the fan from the motherboard.

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    • Gently lift while using the plastic opening tool to unhinge the motherboard from the computer in an upward pattern.

    • Be very careful not to detach the motherboard to quickly or forcefully since you could damage or break it.

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Conclusion

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

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