Parts

No parts required.

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Unscrew the two screws in each of the corners of the speakers. Remove the speakers.
    • Unscrew the two screws in each of the corners of the speakers.

    • Remove the speakers.

Conclusion

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

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