Introduction

You will need to remove many parts of the computer. The key is to be careful when removing some parts of the computer.

Shut down the computer.
  • Shut down the computer.

    • Shutting down the computer by holding power button can cause damage to computer.

  • Turn computer upside down so the base is facing upward.

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Slide latch next to battery icon until battery pops up.
  • Slide latch next to battery icon until battery pops up.

  • Pull the battery away from the computer until completely detached.

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  • Position the computer so the front is towards you.

  • Remove two 5mm Phillips #1 screws

  • Slide the hard drive cover towards the empty battery spot and remove it.

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  • Loosen two 5mm Phillips #1 screws securing plastic cover, until cover is detachable.

  • Slide cover toward empty battery area and remove it.

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  • Disconnect the hard drive cable that is plugged in.

  • Lift the tab on the hard drive to pull it out of the computer.

  • Hard Drive is removed.

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  • Remove one 5mm Phillips #1 Screw that is securing the optical drive.

  • With the nylon spudger push the optical drive until you can grab it.

  • Pull the optical drive all the way out, until removed.

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  • Remove two 6.5mm Phillips #1 screws from the back of the computer.

  • Keyboard icons next to keyboard bolts

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  • Turn the computer upside down with the front towards you, and, remove the two rubber feet near the battery.

  • Organizing screws would be helpful

  • Remove 13 Phillips M2.0X7.0 screws.

  • Remove 6 Phillips M2.0X2.0 broad head screws.

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  • Turn the computer over, and open the computer as far as possible without breaking it.

  • Release the top of the keyboard by lifting up and gently pull the top up until the whole keyboard is up.

  • Lift plastic cover to release the ZIF connector that is holding the keyboard in place. Then remove the keyboard.

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  • Remove four 4mm Phillips #0 screws near the top of the keyboard area.

  • Lift top cover from the base and release the ZIF connector that the power button is connected to. The cover should now be removed.

  • Using a nylon spudger could be helpful

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  • Release 2 ZIF connectors where the touch pad cable and fingerprint reader are connected.

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  • Take the top cover and put it upside down and remove one 3mm Phillips #1 screw.

  • Release ZIF connector on fingerprint reader and remove.

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Conclusion

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

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