1. Shut down the computer.
    • Shut down the computer.

    • Disconnect all external devices and cables from the computer.

  2. Flip the laptop over.
    • Flip the laptop over.

    • Locate the gray sliding tab next to the black bar where the battery is located.

    • Slide the gray sliding tab to the left until you hear a distinct click.

    • The inside edge of the battery should pop up.

    • Grasp the inside edge of the battery.

    • Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop.

    • Remove the highlighted screws.

    • After removing the screws, flip the laptop over.

    • Open the laptop.

    • Use the spudger to lift the keyboard.

    • Do not pull the keyboard up and away from the computer, because it is still attached by a ribbon cable.

    • Press the two white clips forward with your fingers and gently pull the ribbon from the clips.

    • Turn the laptop upside-down again.

    • Remove the highlighted screws.

    • Turn the laptop right-side up. Open the screen and tilt it all the way back.

    • Locate the media keys.

    • Gently lift up the media key strip using the plastic pry tool.

    • If there is too much resistance when prying, stop and search for cause of the resistance. Do not force the media keys.

    • Remove the rubber inserts with the spudger.

    • Note: When reassembling, notice that the two lower rubber pieces are flatter than the four rubber pieces located at the top of the screen.

    • Remove the screws behind the rubber inserts.

    • Carefully pry loose the screen casing with a plastic prying tool.

    • Remove the plug by prying it loose with the spudger.

    • Pulling the plug with your fingers could be potentially dangerous unless you are wearing work gloves.

    • Remove the single screw marked in the image.

    • Be careful not to break the clips or pull any wires.

    • Remove the 4 screws marked in the picture.

    • Support the back cover and set it down on the desk. Do not pull off the back cover.

    • Remove the screws on each side of the screen. There are four screws on each side.

    • Remove the screen.


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

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