Introduction

The top assembly contains the keyboard and trackpad. Removing it allows access to the logic board, battery, and RAM.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Position the laptop so that the bottom enclosure is facing upward. Image 2/3: Locate the ten 1.9mm screws holding the bottom enclosure in place. Image 3/3: Use a Phillips #0 Screwdriver to remove all of the screws.
  • Remember to power off the device before removing any parts.

  • Position the laptop so that the bottom enclosure is facing upward.

  • Locate the ten 1.9mm screws holding the bottom enclosure in place.

  • Use a Phillips #0 Screwdriver to remove all of the screws.

  • Under the rubber pads, there can be screws as well.

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Image 1/1: Remove the ribbon cable and then fully remove the keyboard
  • Remove the keyboard starting at the top

  • Remove the ribbon cable and then fully remove the keyboard

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  • Remove the 2 screws holding down the top

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Image 1/3: Grab the front edge of the top assembly and lift it up carefully. Image 2/3: There are three ribbon cables that attach the top assembly to the motherboard. Lift carefully to avoid damaging them. Image 3/3: Gently slide the three ribbon cables out of their slots.
  • Position the device where it sits on the bottom encasing with the display open.

  • Grab the front edge of the top assembly and lift it up carefully.

  • There are three ribbon cables that attach the top assembly to the motherboard. Lift carefully to avoid damaging them.

  • Gently slide the three ribbon cables out of their slots.

  • Remove the top assembly completely by pulling it off of the device.

You need to remove the keyboard too otherwise you will miss the 2 screws underneath!

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Conclusion

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

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I am looking into buying one of these but looking at your pictures I can't find the SSD. Is it user upgradeable?

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