Introduction

You will have to remove many parts of the computer. Be sure to be careful when removing the parts so not to damage them.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Shutting down the computer by holding power button can cause damage to computer. Image 2/2: Turn computer upside down so the base is facing upward.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Pull the battery away from the computer until completely detached. Image 2/3: Pull the battery away from the computer until completely detached. Image 3/3: Pull the battery away from the computer until completely detached.
  • Slide latch next to battery icon until battery pops up.

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

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Image 1/3: Remove two 5mm Phillips #1 screws Image 2/3: Slide the hard drive cover towards the empty battery spot and remove it. Image 3/3: Slide the hard drive cover towards the empty battery spot and remove it.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Slide cover toward empty battery area and remove it. Image 2/3: Slide cover toward empty battery area and remove it. Image 3/3: Slide cover toward empty battery area and remove it.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Lift the tab on the hard drive to pull it out of the computer.
  • 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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Image 1/2: With the nylon spudger,  push the optical drive until you can grab it and pull it all the way out. Image 2/2: With the nylon spudger,  push the optical drive until you can grab it and pull it all the way out.
  • Remove one Phillips M2.5X5.0 Screw that is securing the optical drive.

  • With the nylon spudger, push the optical drive until you can grab it and pull it all the way out.

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  • Remove 2 Phillips M2.5X6.5 screws from the back of the computer.

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Image 1/2: Release the top of the keyboard by lifting up, and gently pull the top up until the whole keyboard is up. Image 2/2: Release the ZIF connector that is holding the keyboard in place and remove the key board.
  • Turn 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.

  • Release the ZIF connector that is holding the keyboard in place and remove the key board.

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Image 1/1: Remove 13 Phillips M2.%X7.0 screws.
  • Turn the computer upside down with the front towards you, and remove the two rubber feet near the battery.

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

  • Remove 6 Phillips M2.0X2.0 broad head screws. (Different screws and are color coded orange)

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Image 1/2: Release 2  ZIF connectors where the touch pad cable and fingerprint reader are connected. Image 2/2: Remove 4 Phillips M2.0X4.0 screws near the top of the keyboard area.
  • Turn computer over and open the computer as far as possible without breaking it.

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

  • Remove 4 Phillips M2.0X4.0 screws near the top of the keyboard area.

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Image 1/3: Take the top cover and put it upside down and remove one 3mm Phillips #1 screw. Image 2/3: Take the top cover and put it upside down and remove one 3mm Phillips #1 screw. Image 3/3: Take the top cover and put it upside down and remove one 3mm Phillips #1 screw.
  • Lift top cover from the base and release the ZIF connector that the power button is connected to.

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

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  • Release ZIF connector on fingerprint reader and remove fingerprint reader board.

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Image 1/3: Remove four 6.5mm black Phillips #1 screws and then remove the display. Image 2/3: Flip the computer over to the remove wireless antenna cables located on the bottom of the device. Image 3/3: Flip the computer over to the remove wireless antenna cables located on the bottom of the device.
  • Disconnect the display panel cable from the stem board.

  • Remove four 6.5mm black Phillips #1 screws and then remove the display.

  • Flip the computer over to the remove wireless antenna cables located on the bottom of the device.

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Image 1/3: Remove each plastic piece (2) covering the screws located next to the metal joint that's connecting the screen to the device. Image 2/3: Remove two 5mm Phillips #1 screws Image 3/3: Remove two 5mm Phillips #1 screws
  • Completely disconnect the screen.

  • Remove each plastic piece (2) covering the screws located next to the metal joint that's connecting the screen to the device.

  • Remove two 5mm Phillips #1 screws

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Image 1/2: Remove two 3.5mm Phillips #1 screws and  two 2.5mm Phillips #1 screws. Image 2/2: Disconnect the panel cable along the bottom.
  • Gently flex the inside edge of the top, sides and bottom of the display until the bezel disengages.

  • Remove two 3.5mm Phillips #1 screws and two 2.5mm Phillips #1 screws.

  • Disconnect the panel cable along the bottom.

  • Now, the screen panel can be removed.

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Conclusion

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

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