Image 1/1: Shut the screen, and lay the computer face-down on a flat, sturdy surface. Orient the computer to match the image.
  • Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.

  • Shut the screen, and lay the computer face-down on a flat, sturdy surface. Orient the computer to match the image.

  • Locate the battery release switch, as indicated in the image. Sliding this switch from right to left will release the battery.

  • Remove the battery.

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Image 1/3: Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove. Image 2/3: Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove. Image 3/3: Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove.
  • Remove the two 5.0mm screws securing the right side of the RAM cover to the computer frame.

  • Lift the right side of the RAM cover to remove.

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  • Locate the hard drive cover. Note that in this image, the RAM cover is still in place.

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  • Remove the two screws securing the hard drive cover.

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Image 1/2: The hard drive is now accessible. Image 2/2: The hard drive is now accessible.
  • Remove the hard drive cover.

  • The hard drive is now accessible.

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  • Remove the two 5.0mm screws securing the hard drive bracket.

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Image 1/3: Lift the hard drive out of the hard drive bay, left side first. Image 2/3: Lift the hard drive out of the hard drive bay, left side first. Image 3/3: Lift the hard drive out of the hard drive bay, left side first.
  • Slide the hard drive to the right until the edge of the hard drive is flush with the computer frame.

  • Lift the hard drive out of the hard drive bay, left side first.

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Image 1/1: If you are replacing the hard drive, remove the four additional screws (two on each side) securing the metal shield to the hard drive. Then, remove the shield from the drive.
  • Remove the hard drive.

  • If you are replacing the hard drive, remove the four additional screws (two on each side) securing the metal shield to the hard drive. Then, remove the shield from the drive.

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  • Remove the 11.0mm screw securing the optical drive to the computer.

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Image 1/3: Press the exposed edge of the optical drive gently with the spudger until the drive releases from the computer frame. Image 2/3: Pull the optical drive completely out of the computer frame. Image 3/3: Pull the optical drive completely out of the computer frame.
  • Locate the optical drive. The optical drive is located on the left side of the RAM bay.

  • Press the exposed edge of the optical drive gently with the spudger until the drive releases from the computer frame.

  • Pull the optical drive completely out of the computer frame.

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Image 1/1: Remove the three 6.0mm screws.
  • Remove the two 11.0mm screws at the corners on either side of the battery compartment.

  • Remove the three 6.0mm screws.

  • Remove the two 5.0mm screws.

  • Remove the 6.0mm screw in the middle of the battery compartment.

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Image 1/1: The keyboard switch cover is attached to the computer with a series of snaps. With a flathead screwdriver, pry up the switch cover until it pops free.
  • Turn the computer over and open the screen. This provides access to the screen hinges.

  • The keyboard switch cover is attached to the computer with a series of snaps. With a flathead screwdriver, pry up the switch cover until it pops free.

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  • Be careful not to bend the keyboard switch cover too far when removing it.

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  • Next, remove the keyboard. Push on the keyboard frame above the function keys and slide the keyboard toward the screen.

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Image 1/2: Detach the cable connectors from the computer by gripping each cable connector close to the computer contact point and pulling up gently. Image 2/2: Detach the cable connectors from the computer by gripping each cable connector close to the computer contact point and pulling up gently.
  • Carefully lift the trackpad-side edge of the keyboard to reveal the LED and keyboard cable connectors.

  • Detach the cable connectors from the computer by gripping each cable connector close to the computer contact point and pulling up gently.

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Image 1/1: Lay the keyboard face down.
  • This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.

    • Lay the keyboard face down.

    • Remove the four 3.00mm screws that attach the keyboard to the keyboard frame.

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Image 1/1: Lift the keyboard off the keyboard frame.
  • This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.

    • Lift the keyboard off the keyboard frame.

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Image 1/1: Remove the one 5.0mm screw in the hard drive compartment.
  • Remove the two 3.0mm screws on the side of the laptop shown.

  • Remove the one 5.0mm screw in the hard drive compartment.

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  • Remove the eight 10mm screws securing the top cover to the laptop.

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  • Flip the computer over and disconnect the Touchpad Cable.

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Image 1/2: Remove the seven 10.0mm screws located on the top cover. Image 2/2: Remove the seven 10.0mm screws located on the top cover.
  • Remove the silver 5.0mm screws Located in the silver area of the top cover

  • Remove the seven 10.0mm screws located on the top cover.

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  • Lift off the top cover and remove it. Lift off from the back.

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  • Congratulations! You're ready to install the new assembly and reassemble your laptop!

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Conclusion

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

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