Parts

No parts required.

Slide out both locks for the battery, located on the back of the device.
  • Slide out both locks for the battery, located on the back of the device.

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Remove the battery. Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

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Unscrew the 2 screws on the bottom of the device. Slide the back panel out.
  • Unscrew the 2 screws on the bottom of the device.

  • Slide the back panel out.

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Unscrew the 3 "keyboard" detected screws.
  • Unscrew the 3 "keyboard" detected screws.

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Flip the laptop over and open up. Then pry up the whole keyboard using the spudger.
  • Flip the laptop over and open up.

  • Then pry up the whole keyboard using the spudger.

  • Make sure to use a plastic spudger. You could damage the device using anything else.

  • Make sure not to take the frame that goes around the keys off. This part is not removable.

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Flip laptop back over and unscrew the disc drive screw. Remove the disc drive. Unscrew all of the screws on the back of the device.
  • Flip laptop back over and unscrew the disc drive screw.

  • Remove the disc drive.

  • Unscrew all of the screws on the back of the device.

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Flip the device over. Unplug the two wires, as shown in the images. Lift up on the keyboard bezel.
  • Flip the device over.

  • Unplug the two wires, as shown in the images.

  • Lift up on the keyboard bezel.

  • The bezel should come up easy, if not go back and make sure all screws have been removed.

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Unscrew the screws on the motherboard. Disconnect the three connectors the two black and one white.
  • Unscrew the screws on the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the three connectors the two black and one white.

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Carefully lift up the motherboard.
  • Carefully lift up the motherboard.

  • Unplug the wires underneath the motherboard.

  • Be careful not to rip the wires underneath the motherboard while lifting it up.

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Conclusion

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

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