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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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