Introduction

Unplug your device from any power source and turn off your laptop 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 two 6mm screws on each speaker with the PH0 screwdriver. Remove two 6mm screws on each speaker with the PH0 screwdriver. Remove two 6mm screws on each speaker with the PH0 screwdriver.
  • Remove two 6mm screws on each speaker with the PH0 screwdriver.

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Disconnect the black cable that attaches the speakers to the motherboard by gently pulling the cable outward. Remove the speakers. Remove the speakers.
  • Disconnect the black cable that attaches the speakers to the motherboard by gently pulling the cable outward.

  • Remove the speakers.

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Conclusion

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

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