Introduction

You'll need to remove the switch cover to reach the motherboard.

Slide the battery release latch towards you.
  • Slide the battery release latch towards you.

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Pull up on the battery to remove it. Pull up on the battery to remove it.
  • Pull up on the battery to remove it.

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Unscrew the four 8mm Philips screws marked with an icon resembling a stacks of discs. Lift the cover from the right to remove it.
  • Unscrew the four 8mm Philips screws marked with an icon resembling a stacks of discs.

  • Lift the cover from the right to remove it.

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Use tweezers to detach the grey and black cables connected to the green WiFi card. Use tweezers to detach the grey and black cables connected to the green WiFi card.
  • Use tweezers to detach the grey and black cables connected to the green WiFi card.

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Place the laptop face-down and rotate it 180 degrees so the vents are facing you. Remove the five 8mm Philips screws. Three are on the black base and two are near the hinges.
  • Place the laptop face-down and rotate it 180 degrees so the vents are facing you.

  • Remove the five 8mm Philips screws. Three are on the black base and two are near the hinges.

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Flip the laptop over.
  • Flip the laptop over.

  • Fully open the laptop.

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Rotate it so the display is on your right and the keyboard is on your left. Lift the switch cover firmly but slowly so you do not snap it. Lift the switch cover carefully from one end while sliding the spudger between the switch cover and the laptop to separate them.
  • Rotate it so the display is on your right and the keyboard is on your left.

  • Lift the switch cover firmly but slowly so you do not snap it.

  • Lift the switch cover carefully from one end while sliding the spudger between the switch cover and the laptop to separate them.

  • The switch cover should easily separate from the laptop as you run the spudger through.

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Conclusion

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

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