Introduction

In this guide we will be going through the process of removing a broken charging port from an HP Chromebook 14-ak013dx to replace it.

Image 1/3: Using a plastic opening tool or another prying device, remove the five rubber stoppers on the upper side of the laptop to reveal screws. Image 2/3: Using a Phillips-head screwdriver or another capable tool, unscrew the  thirteen 5.0 mm Phillips #1 screws on the base of the laptop. Image 3/3: Using a Phillips-head screwdriver or another capable tool, unscrew the  thirteen 5.0 mm Phillips #1 screws on the base of the laptop.
  • Position the laptop so that the bottom is facing towards you and the fold facing away.

  • Using a plastic opening tool or another prying device, remove the five rubber stoppers on the upper side of the laptop to reveal screws.

  • Using a Phillips-head screwdriver or another capable tool, unscrew the thirteen 5.0 mm Phillips #1 screws on the base of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Using a plastic opening or prying tool, insert the tool between the keyboard and bottom casing. Then rotate the tool away from the laptop to open it up. Image 2/2: Be sure not to pull the keyboard away just yet as the ribbons are still connected.
  • Flip the laptop over and open it so the keyboard is visible.

  • Using a plastic opening or prying tool, insert the tool between the keyboard and bottom casing. Then rotate the tool away from the laptop to open it up.

    • Be sure not to pull the keyboard away just yet as the ribbons are still connected.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool or your fingers, lift the two black flaps that hold the ribbons connecting the keyboard and touch-pad to fully disconnect the keyboard from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the white and black wires from the adaptor and remove it from the plastic piece used to guide the wire to free up space. Image 2/3: The wires are labeled (1) and (2), make note of their position for reassembly Image 3/3: The wires are labeled (1) and (2), make note of their position for reassembly
  • Partially remove the tape that is covering the two wires connecting to the wireless adaptor.

  • Disconnect the white and black wires from the adaptor and remove it from the plastic piece used to guide the wire to free up space.

    • The wires are labeled (1) and (2), make note of their position for reassembly

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Image 1/3: Pull by the white plastic or by the wiring away from the connector to remove the piece completely. Image 2/3: Replace the broken charging port with a new one. Image 3/3: Replace the broken charging port with a new one.
  • Using a prying tool or your fingers, remove the charging port head.

  • Pull by the white plastic or by the wiring away from the connector to remove the piece completely.

  • Replace the broken charging port with a new one.

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Conclusion

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

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