Introduction

Make sure that you have a cooling fan with the same voltage/amperage settings to prevent abnormal operation.

  1. Ground yourself by either touching an unpainted metal surface or by using the Anti-Static wrist strap.
    • Ground yourself by either touching an unpainted metal surface or by using the Anti-Static wrist strap.

    • Turn off the computer and remove the charger from the charging port.

    • Turn the laptop over and slide the battery release catch to the right. The battery will pop up from its slot. Remove it using your fingers.

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  2. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four screws from the indicated cover.
    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four screws from the indicated cover.

    • Gently lift and remove the cover.

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    • Remove the five 6mm screws with the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Pry the keyboard off with a spudger. Be careful not to apply too much pressure and damage any components.

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    • Disconnect the clip attaching the keyboard wiring to the motherboard. Lift and remove the keyboard.

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    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 6mm screw from the top panel.

    • Gently lift and remove the panel. Use a metal spudger if the it seems set in place.

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    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the 6mm screw for the Wi-Fi module cover.

    • Remove the cover.

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    • Remove all fourteen 6mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Partially separate the two panels until connectors are visible.

    • Unclip the wires that attach the trackpad module to the motherboard.

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    • Remove the five highlighted screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Disconnect the five cables by gently pulling them from their slots.

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    • Press a metal spudger between the VGA port and the plastic housing to pry up the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard and turn it so that the fan is facing upward.

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    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to loosen the three screws attaching the heatsink to the motherboard.

    • Remove the heatsink and fan assembly by unclipping the fan from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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