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Introduction

This guide demonstrates the replacement of the I/O board which holds the USB ports. This will require opening the laptop and then removing 15 screws.

Parts

No parts specified.

  1. Using the plastic spudger,  gently lift the 5 rubber pads away from their seating. Using the plastic spudger,  gently lift the 5 rubber pads away from their seating.
    • Using the plastic spudger, gently lift the 5 rubber pads away from their seating.

  2. Remove the five 6mm screws located under the removed pads using PH00 screwdriver head.
    • Remove the five 6mm screws located under the removed pads using PH00 screwdriver head.

  3. With the PH00 screwdriver, remove the remaining eight  6mm screws.  You will now have thirteen 6mm screws removed from the case. With the PH00 screwdriver, remove the remaining eight  6mm screws.  You will now have thirteen 6mm screws removed from the case.
    • With the PH00 screwdriver, remove the remaining eight 6mm screws. You will now have thirteen 6mm screws removed from the case.

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  5. To continue removing the back, turn the laptop over as displayed. Use the plastic spudger to gently pry around the base of the laptop from the back cover.  Continue prying  around the entire base of the laptop.
    • To continue removing the back, turn the laptop over as displayed.

    • Use the plastic spudger to gently pry around the base of the laptop from the back cover. Continue prying around the entire base of the laptop.

  6. Gently lift the silver base of the laptop from the bottom, but do not remove it. Once the two ribbon cables are removed, you may lift the keyboard plate away from the laptop completely. To remove the ribbon cables, lift the latch holding the ribbon cables in place and then pull them free.
    • Gently lift the silver base of the laptop from the bottom, but do not remove it.

    • Once the two ribbon cables are removed, you may lift the keyboard plate away from the laptop completely.

    • To remove the ribbon cables, lift the latch holding the ribbon cables in place and then pull them free.

  7. Unhook the ribbon connecting the I/O board and the battery. To remove the ribbon, lift the latch holding the ribbons in place and then pull them free.
    • Unhook the ribbon connecting the I/O board and the battery.

    • To remove the ribbon, lift the latch holding the ribbons in place and then pull them free.

  8. Remove two 2mm screws from the I/O board using the Phillips PH00 screwdriver. Remove two 2mm screws from the I/O board using the Phillips PH00 screwdriver.
    • Remove two 2mm screws from the I/O board using the Phillips PH00 screwdriver.

  9. Lift the I/O board out of the laptop case.
    • Lift the I/O board out of the laptop case.

Conclusion

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

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