Introduction

If the motherboard is not working correctly, it may need to be replaced

Our device did not come with a battery, therefore  no battery will be shown.
  • Our device did not come with a battery, therefore no battery will be shown.

  • Make sure to turn off the laptop before starting and flipping it upside down.

  • Slide the lock to the right, located slightly above the battery location.

  • While pulling the lock, pull the battery out, keeping it flat and parallel to the laptop so that it slides out easily.

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Loosen the 2 Phillips  2.5x6 screws in the rectangular panel with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Loosen the 2 Phillips 2.5x6 screws in the rectangular panel with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • The screws will stay in the panel, but come free from the body of the computer.

  • Gently remove the panel with a plastic opening tool.

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  • Unscrew the three 3x4 Phillips screws holding the hard drive in with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Pull the hard drive cable out of the motherboard.

  • Pull the hard drive out of the computer.

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  • Unscrew the three Phillips 2.5x6 screws in the L-shaped panel on the back with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • The screws will stay in the panel, but will come loose from the body of the laptop.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the panel free from the laptop.

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  • Pull the two metal clips to the top RAM module outwards parallel to the laptop.

  • After the RAM module pops up, gently pull in out from the computer.

  • Repeat for the second RAM module.

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  • Remove the 3 Phillips 2.5x5 screws (closest to the battery slot) and the 2 Phillips 2.5x6.5 screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • This screws will have a keyboard symbol inscribed next to them.

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  • Use the Phillips # 1 screwdriver to unscrew the 2.5x6 Phillips screws holding the L-shaped back panel.

  • Screws should stay in panel, but come free of the laptop body.

  • Gently use a plastic opening tool to remove the panel.

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  • Unscrew the final Phillips 2.5x5 keyboard screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Flip the laptop so the top is facing up again and open the cover.

  • Use a metal spudger to pry the keyboard up and pull it back.

  • Be sure to pry up the board itself and not an individual key.

  • This process has the risk of breaking keys.

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  • Pull up the latch that connects the keyboard connector the the motherboard.

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  • Remove four Phillips PM2.5x3 screws in the battery bay, and remove ten Phillips PM2.5x6.5 screws on the base enclosure with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the Phillips PM2.0×3.0 screw that secures the WLAN module to the computer with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Disconnect the two wires that attach the card to the motherboard by pulling them up individually.

  • Grab the card gently and pull it out after it pops up.

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  • Flip the laptop over so that the top is facing upwards.

  • Remove the Phillips PM2.5×6.0 screw that secures the top cover to the computer with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Disconnect the 4 connectors to the motherboard.

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  • Take off the cover by prying open the cover with a plastic opening tool.

  • Lift the edge near the display first until it pops out, and then remove the cover by pulling it out.

  • The cover should come out with ease. If you having trouble pulling the cover out you should double check to see if any screws were left unscrew.

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  • Remove the two motherboard screws and the fan screw that holds it on the the rest of the computer with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the six connectors from the motherboard.

  • The power connector is located underneth the USB connector.

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  • Lift up the right side of the motherboard and pull it out to the right carefully.

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Conclusion

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

Cameron Moran

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