1. Switch the first lock, with the padlock icon, to the open position.
    • Switch the first lock, with the padlock icon, to the open position.

    • Then hold the second lock with the battery icon to the open position, while sliding out the battery pack.

  2. Flip the laptop so that the back is facing upwards.
    • Flip the laptop so that the back is facing upwards.

    • Locate the small screw on the back that holds the "L" shaped panel.

    • Using a 0 Phillip Screwdriver (4.0x4.7mm sized screw), unscrew the screw. It will not become detached from the panel but it will allow you to remove the back panel.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the back panel from the computer, going all the way around it.

    • This will take a good amount of force and you will hear clicking noises as you snap each of the connections out of place.

    • Once the back panel is completely removed you will have access to the RAM and many other connections in the computer.

    • Once you have removed the panel there is one screw (2.5x6mm) that will need to be unscrewed.

    • After unscrewing the back screw for the disc drive another 14 screws (2.5x6.0mm) will need to be removed.

    • Now flip the computer back to right side up.

    • Using the plastic opening tool from iFixit to pry open the top half of laptop case. Take off the top half.

    • Now seeing the inside of the laptop. Unscrew one more screw (2.0x3.0mm).

    • Now you should be able slide the disk drive out to the side.

    • Do not pull up on the disk drive. This could damage the plug ins and/or the case that help holds it all together.

Conclusion

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

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