Make sure the device is turned off before removing the battery to avoid loss or corruption of files.
  • Make sure the device is turned off before removing the battery to avoid loss or corruption of files.

  • Turn the device over so the bottom is facing up.

  • Slide the battery release to the left until you hear a click.

  • Once you hear a click, the battery will have been released from the battery compartment.

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Remove the battery, carefully, from the compartment.
  • Remove the battery, carefully, from the compartment.

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  • Find the hard drive compartment with two Phillips head screws.

  • Use the PH1 screwdriver to loosen and remove both screws.

  • Gently remove the hard drive compartment.

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  • Locate the three Phillips head screws on the compartment with the wifi and keyboard logos.

  • Using the Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the three screws.

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  • Locate the two keyboard logos on back of the computer.

  • Find the Phillips head screws in the hole next to the logo.

  • Remove the two screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • In the battery compartment, locate the three keyboard logos.

  • Find the Phillips head screws next to each logo.

  • Remove the three screws using the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Place the plastic opening tool between the keyboard and the motherboard.

  • Gently pry the entire keyboard up and away from the laptop's motherboard.

  • Once you have part of the keyboard separated, run your fingers around the edge of the keyboard to separate the entire thing.

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  • Remove the single M2.5x5 blue-painted screw securing the palmrest, from under where the keyboard was.

  • Remove the connectors from the motherboard.

  • Close the laptop's screen, and flip the laptop over.

  • Remove the twelve M2.5x6.5 red-painted screws.

  • Remove the four M2.5x3 screws securing the palmrest to the base.

  • Remove the screw for the wireless card, as well as the wireless antennas, and take the wireless card out.

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  • Remove the two blue-painted M2.5x4 screws securing the motherboard to the base.

  • Remove all connectors from the motherboard.

  • Transfer your heatsink, processor, and memory to the replacement board. You're done!

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Conclusion

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

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