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. Make sure to turn off the laptop before starting and flipping it upside down.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Unscrew the final Phillips 2.5x5 keyboard screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • 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.
  • 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. Pull up the latch that connects the keyboard connector the the motherboard.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. Remove the Phillips PM2.0×3.0 screw that secures the WLAN module to the computer with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • 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. Grab the card gently and pull it out after it pops up.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Remove the two motherboard screws and the fan screw that holds it on the the rest of the computer with a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Remove the two motherboard screws and the fan screw that holds it on the the rest of the computer with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • 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. The power connector is located underneth the USB connector.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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