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 required.

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.

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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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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Conclusion

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

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