Introduction

In this guide it will take you through the process of replacing the motherboard. Please make sure the screws from the prerequisite guides are removed.

With all the screws removed from the previous guides. Remove the final eight M2.5X5 mm Philips screws on the back of the laptop With all the screws removed from the previous guides. Remove the final eight M2.5X5 mm Philips screws on the back of the laptop
  • With all the screws removed from the previous guides. Remove the final eight M2.5X5 mm Philips screws on the back of the laptop

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Open up the front of the laptop. Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry open the keyboard from the edges. Open up the front of the laptop. Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry open the keyboard from the edges. Open up the front of the laptop. Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry open the keyboard from the edges.
  • Open up the front of the laptop. Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry open the keyboard from the edges.

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Remove the keyboard by pulling on it with your hands.
  • Remove the keyboard by pulling on it with your hands.

  • There is a ribbon cable that is still connected on the back of the keyboard. Do not pull off the ribbon cable when pulling up the keyboard.

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Locate the keyboard cable/wire that attaches the keyboard to the laptop . Locate the latch of the wire connector Unlatch the wire connector and gently pull out the wire with your hands
  • Locate the keyboard cable/wire that attaches the keyboard to the laptop .

    • Locate the latch of the wire connector

  • Unlatch the wire connector and gently pull out the wire with your hands

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Remove the  four M2.5x5 mm Phillips screws from the exposed keyboard cover.
  • Remove the four M2.5x5 mm Phillips screws from the exposed keyboard cover.

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Locate the three tab holding down the cover of the Motherboard. Lift the tabs with using either a plastic opening tool or your fingers. Lift the tabs with using either a plastic opening tool or your fingers.
  • Locate the three tab holding down the cover of the Motherboard.

  • Lift the tabs with using either a plastic opening tool or your fingers.

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Using a plastic opening tool to lift the sides of the cover. Using a plastic opening tool to lift the sides of the cover.
  • Using a plastic opening tool to lift the sides of the cover.

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Use your hands to gently lift the cover off. Use your hands to gently lift the cover off. Use your hands to gently lift the cover off.
  • Use your hands to gently lift the cover off.

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Locate the four cables securing the Motherboard. Gently pull cables to unsecure them. Gently pull cables to unsecure them.
  • Locate the four cables securing the Motherboard.

  • Gently pull cables to unsecure them.

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Remove the three M2.25x5 mm Phillips screws. Remove the three M2.25x5 mm Phillips screws. Remove the three M2.25x5 mm Phillips screws.
  • Remove the three M2.25x5 mm Phillips screws.

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Unlatch the final cable and gently remove the Motherboard. Unlatch the final cable and gently remove the Motherboard. Unlatch the final cable and gently remove the Motherboard.
  • Unlatch the final cable and gently remove the Motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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