Introduction

Many user have problems with their hinges breaking. This guide will show users how to access the hinges and replace them if necessary.

Lay the device face down to begin.
  • Lay the device face down to begin.

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Slide the release mechanism to the left to release the battery.
  • Slide the release mechanism to the left to release the battery.

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Remove the battery. Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

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Using a Phillips #1, remove the 8 10.6mm screws.
  • Using a Phillips #1, remove the 8 10.6mm screws.

  • Also using a Phillips #1, remove the 8.6mm screw.

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Slide the center panel down to remove it.
  • Slide the center panel down to remove it.

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Using a Phillips #1, remove the 3.5mm  screw.
  • Using a Phillips #1, remove the 3.5mm screw.

  • Our computer did not come with a hard drive so you should have one in the empty hole. We have marked where we believe the screws will be in orange.

  • Using a Phillips #1, remove the four 10.6mm screws.

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Pull the disk drive out to remove it.
  • Pull the disk drive out to remove it.

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Using a Phillips #1, remove the two 2.4mm screws. Using a Phillips #1, remove the two 2.4mm screws.
  • Using a Phillips #1, remove the two 2.4mm screws.

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Flip the black tab up on the clamp that holds the ribbon cable in place. Pull the cable back with your fingers or a pair of tweezers.
  • Flip the black tab up on the clamp that holds the ribbon cable in place.

  • Pull the cable back with your fingers or a pair of tweezers.

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Flip the computer back over Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard up .
  • Flip the computer back over

  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard up .

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Carefully lift the keyboard up. Flip up the black tab holding the large ribbon cable down. Push both sides of the small white tab forward to release the small ribbon cable.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard up.

  • Flip up the black tab holding the large ribbon cable down.

  • Push both sides of the small white tab forward to release the small ribbon cable.

  • Pull both the cables out to remove them.

  • Remove the keyboard.

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Flip the small white tab up to release the ribbon cable. Pull to remove. Repeat the same steps for the other cable.
  • Flip the small white tab up to release the ribbon cable.

  • Pull to remove.

  • Repeat the same steps for the other cable.

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Using a Phillips #1, remove the four 5.6mm silver screws.
  • Using a Phillips #1, remove the four 5.6mm silver screws.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry the face plate off the rest of the frame. Once you pry all of the snaps up lift the face plate off.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the face plate off the rest of the frame.

  • Once you pry all of the snaps up lift the face plate off.

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Pull up on the black tab to unplug the cable that goes into the screen The cable will be stuck onto the motherboard and will need to be pulled off. The adhesive is very weak and the cable will stick back down when you are finished.
  • Pull up on the black tab to unplug the cable that goes into the screen

  • The cable will be stuck onto the motherboard and will need to be pulled off. The adhesive is very weak and the cable will stick back down when you are finished.

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Using a Phillps #1, remove the two 5.6mm silver screws from the base of the first hinge.
  • Using a Phillps #1, remove the two 5.6mm silver screws from the base of the first hinge.

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Also using a Phillips #1, remove the two 5.6mm silver screws from the base of the second hinge.
  • Also using a Phillips #1, remove the two 5.6mm silver screws from the base of the second hinge.

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Using a plastic opening tool, carefully start prying the frame of the screen up
  • Using a plastic opening tool, carefully start prying the frame of the screen up

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When prying the screen frame off be careful around the top edge as your webcam will be there. It is a safe idea to move it out of the way like am I doing now.
  • When prying the screen frame off be careful around the top edge as your webcam will be there. It is a safe idea to move it out of the way like am I doing now.

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Remove the three 1.9mm silver screws from the base of the screen frame using the Phillips 00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the three 1.9mm silver screws from the base of the screen frame using the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

  • If you are doing this guide as a prerequisite to replace the screen, stop here and skip ahead to step 23

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Carefully pry the edge of the frame up to expose the other half of the first hinge. Using a Phillips #1, remove the three 2.8mm silver screws.
  • Carefully pry the edge of the frame up to expose the other half of the first hinge.

  • Using a Phillips #1, remove the three 2.8mm silver screws.

  • Pull the hinge out.

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Care full pry up the other corner of the frame Using a Phillips #1, remove the three 2.8mm silver screws
  • Care full pry up the other corner of the frame

  • Using a Phillips #1, remove the three 2.8mm silver screws

  • Pull the hinge out.

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Conclusion

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

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