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.

Turn off and unplug the device before starting.
  • Turn off and unplug the device before starting.

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

Slide the lock switch to the right.
  • Slide the lock switch to the right.

  • The panel will pop open at the top corner.

Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back panel.
  • 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.

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

Lift the corner bracket to remove the hard drive.
  • Lift the corner bracket to remove the hard drive.

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

Remove a 3.5 mm screw that is securing DVD player with screwdriver PH1. Remove a 3.5 mm screw that is securing DVD player with screwdriver PH1.
  • 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.
  • Slide DVD player to the left and pull to remove completely.

Unscrew four 3.5 mm screws from the inside of the battery compartment 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.

Flip side up and open laptop. Pry open the keyboard using a plastic opening tool starting from the top.
  • 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.

Place keyboard upside down. Lift up plastic cover over keyboard connector cable. 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.

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

Place the computer on its side
  • Place the computer on its side

  • Separate top panel from bottom frame.

Pop open rest palm assembly. Pop open rest palm assembly.
  • Pop open rest palm assembly.

Pull ribbon to detach from bottom panel.
  • Pull ribbon to detach from bottom panel.

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

Flip laptop over.
  • Flip laptop over.

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

  • Pull antenna to the right to remove.

Flip laptop side up.
  • Flip laptop side up.

  • Pull off yellow insulating tape.

Grab tab on left top corner and remove black wire. Remove white input attachment.
  • Grab tab on left top corner and remove black wire.

  • Remove white input attachment.

Hold the motherboard and pull to the right.
  • Hold the motherboard and pull to the right.

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

Remove entire motherboard.
  • Remove entire motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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