1. Turn the power off and disconnect all cables and cords from the laptop.
    • Turn the power off and disconnect all cables and cords from the laptop.

    • Place the computer on its top on a flat surface with the hinges facing away from you.

  2. Slide the battery release latch to the left which is located on the right-hand side of the battery.
    • Slide the battery release latch to the left which is located on the right-hand side of the battery.

    • Tilt the battery away from you and lift out.

    • Using a Phillips #01 screwdriver, remove the Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screw on the service cover.

    • This screw does not come out of the service cover completely once loosened.

    • Slide the service cover toward the front of the laptop.

    • Lift the service cover to remove it from the laptop.

    • Remove the 2 Phillips PM2.5×5.5 top screws from brackets on both hard drives.

    • Remove the primary drive first located on the right hand side.

    • Use the black tab to lift the drive up and out.

    • Remove the 2 Phillips PM2.5×5.5 screws on each side of the drive bracket.

    • Remove the hard drive connector cable.

    • This cable can be difficult to remove. Try to pull this cable firmly and carefully.

    • Repeat steps 6-9 for the secondary hard drive.

    • Remove the Phillips PM2.5×4.0 screw that attaches the optical drive to the laptop.

    • Press the tab with a metal spudger that is located next to the screw to release the optical drive.

    • Slide the disk drive out of the laptop.

    • Place the laptop on it’s top

    • Remove the two screws that secure the keyboard to the laptop.

    • Stand the laptop on it’s left side with it’s top open.

    • Locate the circular opening in the optical drive slot.

    • Using a plastic opener, press on the keyboard through this opening until it lifts the keyboard away.

    • Place the laptop on it’s back with the front facing you.

    • Using a plastic opener, lift the back of the keyboard towards you releasing it from the lip that holds it.

    • You will hear slight popping noises as the keyboard separates.

    • The keyboard is still attached by two ribbon cables. Lift the keyboard slowly during this step.

    • Lift keyboard up and place upside down on laptop.

    • Release the connectors that attach the keyboard to the laptop.

    • Remove the keyboard.

    • Disconnect the four tabs shown from the laptop.

    • Remove the screw located to the upper left of the disc drive.

    • Pry open the top panel of the laptop with a metal spudger.

    • Remove the screws that hold the motherboard to the frame

    • Lift the right side of the motherboard

    • Slide the motherboard at this angle toward the right

    • Turn the motherboard over

    • Remove the screws that hold the motherboard and the fan together.

Conclusion

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

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