Introduction

Make sure your device is completely powered off and unplugged from any power source before beginning.

Image 1/2: You must remove eleven screws. Image 2/2: Four 9mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver.
  • Use the spudger to pry off the two rubber feet near the hinge of the laptop. This will reveal two hidden 9mm screws.

  • You must remove eleven screws.

    • Four 9mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver.

    • Seven 6mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Pry around the seam of the laptop with the plastic opening tool until the backing begins to pull apart. Image 2/3: When you lift the bottom cover, there is a cable connected between the motherboard and the bottom cover. Be careful not to pull the cable loose! Image 3/3: When you lift the bottom cover, there is a cable connected between the motherboard and the bottom cover. Be careful not to pull the cable loose!
  • Use the spudger to pry the corners of the laptop near the display hinges.

  • Pry around the seam of the laptop with the plastic opening tool until the backing begins to pull apart.

  • When you lift the bottom cover, there is a cable connected between the motherboard and the bottom cover. Be careful not to pull the cable loose!

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Image 1/2: Pull the cable outwards. Image 2/2: Pull the cable outwards.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the white tab up at the connection.

  • Pull the cable outwards.

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  • Remove the four 6mm screws from the battery with the PH0 screwdriver.

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  • Use the spudger to pry up the blue/white speaker wires that are routed beside the battery.

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  • Remove the battery cable from the motherboard by gently pulling out on the black part of the cable closest to the white tab.

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  • Remove the battery.

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  • Remove the two 3mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: After the cable is slightly pulled from the connection, grab the cable and pull it outwards. Image 2/2: After the cable is slightly pulled from the connection, grab the cable and pull it outwards.
  • Use your fingernails to slowly loosen the fan connection cable.

  • After the cable is slightly pulled from the connection, grab the cable and pull it outwards.

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Image 1/2: Pull the hard drive slightly away from the connection to easily disconnect the hard drive cable from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Remove the hard drive.
  • Remove the three 3mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver.

  • Pull the hard drive slightly away from the connection to easily disconnect the hard drive cable from the motherboard.

  • Remove the hard drive.

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  • Remove the four 3mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: One silver 4mm screw Image 2/3: One black 5mm screw Image 3/3: Lift up the hinge to remove the metal bracket underneath.
  • Remove the two screws from the metal hinge on the power button side using the PH0 screwdriver.

    • One silver 4mm screw

    • One black 5mm screw

  • Lift up the hinge to remove the metal bracket underneath.

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Image 1/3: Lift up the hinge with some force to remove the metal bracket underneath. Image 2/3: Lift up the hinge with some force to remove the metal bracket underneath. Image 3/3: Lift up the hinge with some force to remove the metal bracket underneath.
  • Remove one 3mm screw using the PH0 screwdriver from the metal hinge located on the power connector side of the computer.

  • Lift up the hinge with some force to remove the metal bracket underneath.

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Image 1/2: Pull the wireless card out of its port to disconnect it from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Pull the wireless card out of its port to disconnect it from the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the two 3mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver.

  • Pull the wireless card out of its port to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: After the black tab has been flipped, pull out the blue cable to disconnect the keyboard cable. Image 2/3: After the black tab has been flipped, pull out the blue cable to disconnect the keyboard cable. Image 3/3: After the black tab has been flipped, pull out the blue cable to disconnect the keyboard cable.
  • Push the black tab away from the hinge of the laptop.

  • After the black tab has been flipped, pull out the blue cable to disconnect the keyboard cable.

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  • Pull horizontally toward the hinge of the laptop to disconnect the webcam cable.

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  • Pull up on the black tabs to disconnect the display cable.

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  • Pull the cable horizontally away from the motherboard to disconnect the power button board cable.

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  • Pull the cable horizontally away from the motherboard to disconnect the power connector cable.

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  • Pull the cable horizontally away from the motherboard to disconnect the speaker cable.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect touch pad cable by pulling up and away from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Disconnect touch pad cable by pulling up and away from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Disconnect touch pad cable by pulling up and away from the motherboard.
  • Push the white tab up toward the hinge of the laptop.

  • Disconnect touch pad cable by pulling up and away from the motherboard.

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  • Lift up to remove the motherboard.

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  • Push outwards on the two black tabs to pop the RAM up.

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  • Remove the RAM.

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Image 1/2: Lift up the heat sink to remove it from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Lift up the heat sink to remove it from the motherboard.
  • Remove the four 3mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver.

  • Lift up the heat sink to remove it from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Remove the 3mm screw under the keyboard cable using the PH0 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the 3mm screw under the keyboard cable using the PH0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the fifteen 3mm screws connected directly to the keyboard using the PH0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the 3mm screw under the keyboard cable using the PH0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Lift out power button board.
  • Remove the two 3mm screws attached to the power button board.

  • Lift out power button board.

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  • Lift keyboard out.

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Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

Best guide. I just ordered keypad for my laptop. Thank you very much for sharing this!

ashumicro - Reply

I just replaced my keyboard and everything was exactly like the guide. Worked perfectly.

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