Shut down the computer.
  • Shut down the computer.

  • Disconnect all external devices and cables from the computer.

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Flip the laptop over.
  • Flip the laptop over.

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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.
  • 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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Grasp the inside edge of the battery. Lift the inside edge of the battery up to detach the battery from the laptop. 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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Remove the highlighted screws.
  • Remove the highlighted screws.

  • After removing the screws, flip the laptop over.

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Open the laptop. Use the spudger to lift the keyboard.
  • 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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Turn the laptop upside-down again.
  • Turn the laptop upside-down again.

  • Remove the highlighted screws.

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Turn the laptop right-side up. Open the screen and tilt it all the way back. Locate the media keys.
  • 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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Remove the rubber inserts with the spudger.
  • 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. Carefully pry loose the screen casing with a plastic prying tool.
  • Carefully pry loose the screen casing with a plastic prying tool.

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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 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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Remove the single screw marked in the image.
  • Remove the single screw marked in the image.

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

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