Introduction

Most components that need to be replaced are inside the base of the laptop. The computer will need to be disassembled in order to reach the inner components.

Flip computer to the underside. Slide left tab inward to disengage battery lock.
  • Flip computer to the underside.

  • Slide left tab inward to disengage battery lock.

Slide the left tab inward to eject the battery. Slide the left tab inward to eject the battery.
  • Slide the left tab inward to eject the battery.

Remove the 8mm screws underneath with a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the plastic feet. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the plastic feet.
  • Remove the 8mm screws underneath with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the plastic feet.

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Remove plastic tabs a with metal spudger. Remove plastic tabs a with metal spudger. Remove plastic tabs a with metal spudger.
  • Remove plastic tabs a with metal spudger.

Remove the 8mm screws that hold the bottom cover with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 8mm screws that hold the bottom cover with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

Pull the Optical Drive out.
  • Pull the Optical Drive out.

Remove the 3mm screws that were hidden under the Optical Drive with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 3mm screws that were hidden under the Optical Drive with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

Flip the computer back over. Use a plastic opening tool to release the clips holding the keyboard section in place.
  • Flip the computer back over.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to release the clips holding the keyboard section in place.

Close the lid and pull the screen and keyboard section up and away from the bottom cover.
  • Close the lid and pull the screen and keyboard section up and away from the bottom cover.

  • The hard drive is NOT screwed into place on the underside of the keyboard section.

Conclusion

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

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