Introduction

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

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.
  • 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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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!
  • 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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Use the plastic opening tool to lift the white tab up at the connection. 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.
  • 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. Use the spudger to pry up the blue/white speaker wires that are routed beside the battery. Use the spudger to pry up the blue/white speaker wires that are routed beside the battery.
  • 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. Remove the battery cable from the motherboard by gently pulling out on the black part of the cable closest to the white tab.
  • 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. Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

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

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

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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
  • 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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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. 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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Unscrew the two 3mm screws with the PH0 screwdriver. 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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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. 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. Pull horizontally toward the hinge of the laptop to disconnect the webcam cable.
  • 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. Pull up on the black tabs to disconnect the display cable. Pull up on the black tabs to disconnect the display cable.
  • 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. Pull the cable horizontally away from the motherboard to disconnect the power button board cable.
  • 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. Pull the cable horizontally away from the motherboard to disconnect the power connector cable.
  • 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. Pull the cable horizontally away from the motherboard to disconnect the speaker cable.
  • Pull the cable horizontally away from the motherboard to disconnect the speaker cable.

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Push the white tab up toward the hinge of the laptop. Disconnect touch pad cable by pulling up and away from the motherboard. 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. Lift up to remove the motherboard.
  • Lift up to remove the motherboard.

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

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Remove the RAM.
  • Remove the RAM.

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Remove the four 3mm screws using the PH0 screwdriver. 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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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.
  • 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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Remove the two 3mm screws attached to the 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. Lift keyboard out. Lift keyboard out.
  • 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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