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Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement

What you need

  1. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement, Keyboard: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the nine 6 mm screws from the back of the laptop using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  2. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Open the laptop and lay it flat.

    • Go along the edge of the keyboard with an opening tool until it pops loose.

    • Potential for device damage: Make sure that the keyboard does not fall away from the laptop, as it is still connected to the internal components

  3. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the keyboard connectors up using an opening pick.

    • Remove the connectors from their sockets.

  4. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 4 mm Phillips #0 screws holding the battery in.

  5. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Using an opening pick, push on the connection where the wires are connected to the motherboard.

    • Potential for device damage: This step takes some force to disconnect, but be careful to not pull the wires out of the battery.

  6. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • The battery is now loose and can be removed from the laptop.

  7. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement, Screen Bezel: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Using a spudger, go along the edge of the screen and pop the connections between the cover and the back side out.

  8. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Insert the spudger into the gap between the hinges and pull up to detach the connections.

  9. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the screen bezel from the laptop.

  10. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement, Display: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the four 3.4 mm screws holding the screen in place using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  11. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Carefully pull the screen back onto the lower assembly.

  12. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Peel back the protective tape over the display cable using the spudger.

    • Gently lift the black bar latch holding the cable in place, until the cable becomes loose.

    • Pull the cable free and remove the display.

    • DO NOT pull on the cable before lifting the bar latch or the cable will break.

  13. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement, Hinges: step 13, image 1 of 3 Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement, Hinges: step 13, image 2 of 3 Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement, Hinges: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the six 4.7 mm screws located on the bottom half of each hinge.

    • Use the Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the ten 3.4 mm screws located on the upper hinge assembly.

  14. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Move the screen assembly perpendicular to the keyboard assembly.

    • Remove the hinges by pulling straight up.

  15. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 15, image 1 of 2 Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use the spudger to disconnect the two ribbon cables.

    • Disconnect the black and white coaxial cables.

  16. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 2 Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the white Lenovo sticker over one of the screws.

    • This screw conducts electricity. Remember to replace this sticker upon reassembly to avoid shorts.

    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the seven 3.8 mm screws.

  17. Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen Motherboard Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the motherboard up and out of the device.

Conclusion

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

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