Introduction

In order to remove the bottom cover, you will need the nylon spudger and the Phillips 1 Screwdriver Head.

Flip the laptop over to expose the underside.
  • Flip the laptop over to expose the underside.

  • Remove the two grip pads with blue plastic opening tool by inserting the tool between the laptop and the pads and slowly lifting up.

  • The grip pads are tacky, remove slowly to avoid separating the adhesive.

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Remove the two 8 mm Phillips Head screws that were under the grip pads using a Phillip's Head 1 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 8 mm Phillips Head screws that were under the grip pads using a Phillip's Head 1 Screwdriver.

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  • Remove the six 5 mm Torx screws using a T5 Torx Screwdriver.

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  • Use the nylon spudger to pop off the bottom cover by inserting it into the heat vent and twisting to the left or right.

  • You may hear a slight clicking or popping, but that is normal.

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Conclusion

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

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what should I do if I don’t have a nylon spudger? Is it safe to use my fingers to pry it open? I know I need to be careful about static or else it could fry the comp.

Joshua Bowman - Reply

It was really easy to open.

Pritam Mandal - Reply

Glad I read this…didn't know about the 2 screws under the grip pads. Once again the internet comes through.

mrharris7373 - Reply

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