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  • Slide the silver release tab up and simultaneously lift the cover up from the left side.

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  • Push the tab from left to right to remove the cover.

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  • Now lift the battery up and away from the device to remove it.

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  • Remove the four silver screws (T5 x .25 in).

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  • Remove the single black screw (T5 x .125 in) beneath the HP sticker.

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Image 1/2: For better results, start the separation at the corner piece. Image 2/2: For better results, start the separation at the corner piece.
  • Next, use your plastic removal tool to separate the gray back from the black center piece.

  • For better results, start the separation at the corner piece.

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  • Remove the back case.

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  • Now that the back cover is removed, remove the small screw (#00 Philips x .17) to the left of the SD card slot

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Image 1/2: Carefully pull back on both sides of the brown bar using metal tweezers, unlocking the cable and slipping it out of the connector Image 2/2: The bar, connector, and cable are fragile components that can be easily broken
  • Next you will need to unlock and remove the ribbon cable

  • Carefully pull back on both sides of the brown bar using metal tweezers, unlocking the cable and slipping it out of the connector

  • The bar, connector, and cable are fragile components that can be easily broken

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Image 1/2: The easiest method is to use some metal tweezers and grip the plug close to the connector. Image 2/2: Make sure all these connections are properly disconnected before separation of the motherboard
  • Next you need to remove the wire off the bottom of the mother board

  • The easiest method is to use some metal tweezers and grip the plug close to the connector.

  • Make sure all these connections are properly disconnected before separation of the motherboard

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  • Next use your plastic removal tool and separate the silver front case from the black frame.

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Image 1/2: Remove the ribbon connector by pulling gently on the silver top. It will snap off the mother board. Image 2/2: The ribbon cable and connector can be easily removed if you genetly lift up the motherboard to create a small gap
  • Now that the front cover is removed we can detach the screen

  • Remove the ribbon connector by pulling gently on the silver top. It will snap off the mother board.

  • The ribbon cable and connector can be easily removed if you genetly lift up the motherboard to create a small gap

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  • Now the screen can be removed

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Conclusion

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

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