Introduction

This guide is for the replacement of the graphic cards. You will need a small plastic opening tool and a standard Phillips Head 1 Screwdriver.

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.

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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.
  • 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. 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.

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Use the Phillips Head 1 Screwdriver to remove the six 4 mm screws. Use the Phillips Head 1 Screwdriver to remove the six 4 mm screws.
  • Use the Phillips Head 1 Screwdriver to remove the six 4 mm screws.

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Disconnect the battery port from the motherboard by gently lifting it on both sides with the plastic opening tool. Lift up the port with the tool. Lift up the port with the tool.
  • Disconnect the battery port from the motherboard by gently lifting it on both sides with the plastic opening tool.

  • Lift up the port with the tool.

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Lift the battery out of the laptop with your hands. Lift the battery out of the laptop with your hands. Lift the battery out of the laptop with your hands.
  • Lift the battery out of the laptop with your hands.

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Remove the two black cables connected to the graphics card by wedging the small plastic opening tool between the cables and the graphic card and lifting up. Remove the two black cables connected to the graphics card by wedging the small plastic opening tool between the cables and the graphic card and lifting up. Remove the two black cables connected to the graphics card by wedging the small plastic opening tool between the cables and the graphic card and lifting up.
  • Remove the two black cables connected to the graphics card by wedging the small plastic opening tool between the cables and the graphic card and lifting up.

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Remove the 3.5 mm Phillips Head screw with the Phillip Head 1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3.5 mm Phillips Head screw with the Phillip Head 1 screwdriver.

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Slide the graphics card towards the back of the computer to remove it. Slide the graphics card towards the back of the computer to remove it. Slide the graphics card towards the back of the computer to remove it.
  • Slide the graphics card towards the back of the computer to remove it.

what grapchics card can i replace ot with?

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Conclusion

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

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