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  • To unlock the battery, flip the laptop over so that the bottom is facing upward. Then unlock the left clip by pushing the clip to the left.

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  • Now push the right clip to the right and hold it while using your other hand to pull the battery out.

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  • Remove the two screws highlighted.

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  • This is the back of the laptop with the cover removed.

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  • Locate and remove the single screw right of the optical drive

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  • Optical Drive should slide out easily with one thumb's effort.

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  • Now remove the last two screws highlighted

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Image 1/2: Lift the hard drive out of the chassis using the tab located on the drive. Image 2/2: Lift the hard drive out of the chassis using the tab located on the drive.
  • Push hard drive away from the center of the chassis.

  • Lift the hard drive out of the chassis using the tab located on the drive.

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  • Remove the white and black wires.

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  • Next, unscrew the wifi card

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  • Pull out the wifi card.

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  • Now push the little clips out away from the memory to unlock the memory.

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  • After unlocking the memory from it's position, pull the memory out.

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  • Remove three screws on bottom of case. They have a little keyboard image next to them. If you don't do this first, the keyboard will not come off. Place the plastic spudger right under the edge of the keyboard and lift up the keyboard.

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  • Slowly and gently lift the keyboard up to separate from the chassis.

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Image 1/1: Carefully disconnect the keyboard from the laptop by unhooking the keyboard ribbon.
  • Gently lift the keyboard off the chassis.

  • Carefully disconnect the keyboard from the laptop by unhooking the keyboard ribbon.

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  • Now remove the keyboard from the computer.

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  • Pull the plug shown.

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Image 1/2: Remove two highlighted screws. Image 2/2: Remove two highlighted screws.
  • Lift up fan.

  • Remove two highlighted screws.

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  • This is the fan separated from the motherboard.

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  • Remove all screws shown.

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  • Flip laptop over.

remove screw under oval paper sticker

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  • Remove one more screw hidden under white paper oval sticker (lenovo)

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  • Remove keyboard bezel.

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  • Unplug highlighted tabs.

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  • More tabs need to be removed.

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  • Remove final plug connecting motherboard to base of laptop.

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  • This is what the motherboard looks when taken out of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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You cannot must pull up on the keyboard. There are three screws on the bottom of the case that have to be removed first!!

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