Shut down the computer.
  • Shut down the computer.

  • Disconnect all external devices and cables from the computer.

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.
  • 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.

Remove the highlighted screws.
  • Remove the highlighted screws.

  • After removing the screws, flip the laptop over.

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.

Turn the laptop upside-down again.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Conclusion

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

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