Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

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.
  • 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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Remove the keyboard starting at the top
  • 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
  • Remove the 2 screws holding down the top

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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.
  • 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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