Make sure your computer is shutdown.
  • Make sure your computer is shutdown.

Pull the locking tab to the right showing a unlocked symbol. Then pull the release tab to the left, releasing the battery. Lift the battery out of its connection.
  • Pull the locking tab to the right showing a unlocked symbol.

  • Then pull the release tab to the left, releasing the battery.

  • Lift the battery out of its connection.

Unscrew the single Phillips #0 screw that holds the optical drive in place. Using a spudger push the optical drive out.
  • Unscrew the single Phillips #0 screw that holds the optical drive in place.

  • Using a spudger push the optical drive out.

  • Pull the optical drive completely out and set it to the side.

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Using a spudger, pry up the rubber cap. Remove the single screw underneath the cap. Slightly lift up on the marked section of the hinge cap. Pull away from the computer to release the cap.
  • Using a spudger, pry up the rubber cap.

  • Remove the single screw underneath the cap.

  • Slightly lift up on the marked section of the hinge cap. Pull away from the computer to release the cap.

  • Lastly remove the hinge screw. Repeat all steps on the other side.

Remove each of the highlighted screws.
  • Remove each of the highlighted screws.

  • Note, this screw is sometimes covered by a cap.

  • Lastly, remove the silver pan head crew in the optical drive bay.

Flip your computer back over and open the display. Using a sputter, opening tool, guitar pick, or card pry up on the top case between the frame and itself. Follow all the way around the top case gently, until the keyboard is able to be lifted freely. NOTE* Do not lift the keyboard off until the next step in which we pull the ribbon cable connections.
  • Flip your computer back over and open the display. Using a sputter, opening tool, guitar pick, or card pry up on the top case between the frame and itself.

  • Follow all the way around the top case gently, until the keyboard is able to be lifted freely.

  • NOTE* Do not lift the keyboard off until the next step in which we pull the ribbon cable connections.

  • Using your spudger, or prying tool lift the releases for each ribbon cable. *Be cautious when removing and handling ribbon cables as they are very fragile.

  • Lastly, remove the last two ribbon cables located at the top of the keyboard.

Remove each cable and connection to the logic board. Next, remove the screws holding the motherboard to the bottom case. There may be a screw in this area, there was not in the computer I worked on.
  • Remove each cable and connection to the logic board.

  • Next, remove the screws holding the motherboard to the bottom case.

  • There may be a screw in this area, there was not in the computer I worked on.

  • Remove the screw holding the wifi card in place. Pull the wifi card out.

The hardest connection to remove, this is the cable to the AC/DC power port. Remove it by pulling the outside edges of the connector and wiggling gently.
  • The hardest connection to remove, this is the cable to the AC/DC power port. Remove it by pulling the outside edges of the connector and wiggling gently.

Remove the fan by disconnecting the white pin connector and then removing the only Phillips crew holding the fan in place. Now you're ready to put the new logic board in!
  • Remove the fan by disconnecting the white pin connector and then removing the only Phillips crew holding the fan in place.

  • Now you're ready to put the new logic board in!

Conclusion

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

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