Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.
  • 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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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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the two screws securing the hard drive cover.

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

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

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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.
  • 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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Remove the two 11.0mm screws at the corners on either side of the battery compartment.
  • 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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Turn the computer over and open the screen. This provides access to the screen hinges.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Next, remove the keyboard. Push on the keyboard frame above the function keys and slide the keyboard toward the screen.

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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.
  • 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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This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.
  • 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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This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.
  • 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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Remove the two 3.0mm screws on the side of the laptop shown.
  • 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.
  • 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. Flip the computer over and disconnect the Touchpad Cable.
  • Flip the computer over and disconnect the Touchpad Cable.

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