Image 1/1: Disconnect all external devices and cables from the computer.
  • Shut down the computer.

  • Disconnect all external devices and cables from the computer.

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  • Flip the laptop over.

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Image 1/2: Slide the gray sliding tab to the left until you hear a distinct click. Image 2/2: The inside edge of the battery should pop up.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop. Image 2/3: Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop. Image 3/3: Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop.
  • Grasp the inside edge of the battery.

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

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Image 1/1: After removing the screws, flip the laptop over.
  • Remove the highlighted screws.

  • After removing the screws, flip the laptop over.

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Image 1/2: Use the spudger to lift the keyboard. Image 2/2: Do not pull the keyboard up and away from the computer, because it is still attached by a ribbon cable.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Remove the highlighted screws.
  • Turn the laptop upside-down again.

  • Remove the highlighted screws.

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Image 1/2: Locate the media keys. Image 2/2: Gently lift up the media key strip using the plastic pry tool.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: 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 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.

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

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Image 1/2: Pulling the plug with your fingers could be potentially dangerous unless you are wearing work gloves. Image 2/2: Pulling the plug with your fingers could be potentially dangerous unless you are wearing work gloves.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to break the clips or pull any wires.
  • Remove the single screw marked in the image.

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

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Image 1/3: Support the back cover and set it down on the desk. Do not pull off the back cover. Image 2/3: Support the back cover and set it down on the desk. Do not pull off the back cover. Image 3/3: Support the back cover and set it down on the desk. Do not pull off the back cover.
  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Remove the screen. Image 2/2: Remove the screen.
  • Remove the screws on each side of the screen. There are four screws on each side.

  • Remove the screen.

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Conclusion

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

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