Introduction

If you are having complications with laptop having to boot and then shutting off, or blue screens of death, you may want to replace the motherboard.

Image 1/1: Flip your device over so the bottom panel is facing up.
  • Turn off and unplug the device before starting.

  • Flip your device over so the bottom panel is facing up.

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Image 1/1: The panel will  pop open at the top corner.
  • Slide the lock switch to the right.

  • The panel will pop open at the top corner.

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Image 1/1: Some force may be required to remove the panel from the case.  Use caution when prying to avoid breaking the panel or the plastic tabs securing it in place.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel.

  • Some force may be required to remove the panel from the case. Use caution when prying to avoid breaking the panel or the plastic tabs securing it in place.

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  • Use the PH 1 screwdriver to remove the four 3.5 mm screws securing the hard drive.

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  • Lift the corner bracket to remove the hard drive.

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  • Unplug the hard drive wire to detach the hard drive.

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  • Remove a 3.5 mm screw that is securing DVD player with screwdriver PH1.

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  • Slide DVD player to the left and pull to remove completely.

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Image 1/1: Unscrew nine 5 mm screws with PH 1 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew four 3.5 mm screws from the inside of the battery compartment with PH 1 screwdriver.

  • Unscrew nine 5 mm screws with PH 1 screwdriver.

  • Unscrew four 4 mm screws with PH 1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Pry open the keyboard using a plastic opening tool starting from the top. Image 2/2: Lift up keyboard gently because a silver ribbon is still attaching it to the laptop.
  • Flip side up and open laptop.

  • Pry open the keyboard using a plastic opening tool starting from the top.

  • Lift up keyboard gently because a silver ribbon is still attaching it to the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Lift up plastic cover over keyboard connector cable. Image 2/3: Pull  ribbon cable up away from keyboard to completely remove. Image 3/3: Pull  ribbon cable up away from keyboard to completely remove.
  • Place keyboard upside down.

  • Lift up plastic cover over keyboard connector cable.

  • Pull ribbon cable up away from keyboard to completely remove.

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  • Remove seven 4mm pannel screws with PH 1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Separate top panel from bottom frame.
  • Place the computer on its side

  • Separate top panel from bottom frame.

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  • Pop open rest palm assembly.

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  • Pull ribbon to detach from bottom panel.

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  • Remove two 5mm screws securing fan, using PH1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Remove two 4mm screws securing antenna using PH 1 screwdriver.
  • Flip laptop over.

  • Remove two 4mm screws securing antenna using PH 1 screwdriver.

  • Pull antenna to the right to remove.

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Image 1/1: Pull off yellow insulating tape.
  • Flip laptop side up.

  • Pull off yellow insulating tape.

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Image 1/2: Remove white input attachment. Image 2/2: Remove white input attachment.
  • Grab tab on left top corner and remove black wire.

  • Remove white input attachment.

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Image 1/1: The plugs on the left may be difficult to snap out.
  • Hold the motherboard and pull to the right.

  • The plugs on the left may be difficult to snap out.

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  • Remove entire motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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