Introduction

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

  1. 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.
    • 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.

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

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

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

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.

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