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Introduction

By the end of this guide, you will be able to remove the back panel from the laptop.

  1. Start by removing the feet near the LCD hinge of the laptop to reveal two screws. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery.
    • Start by removing the feet near the LCD hinge of the laptop to reveal two screws.

    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, remove the top five (30 mm) screws underneath the battery.

  2. Once both feet are removed, two  (40 mm) screws will reveal themselves. Unscrew these. Once both feet are removed, two  (40 mm) screws will reveal themselves. Unscrew these.
    • Once both feet are removed, two (40 mm) screws will reveal themselves. Unscrew these.

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  4. Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws. Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws. Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws.
    • Working your way around the outer edges of the Flex 15, remove the 8 (30 mm) outer screws.

  5. Remove the one (40 mm) screw in the middle of the Flex 15.
    • Remove the one (40 mm) screw in the middle of the Flex 15.

  6. Using a plastic opening tool, make your way around the edge of the laptop. There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself. There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, make your way around the edge of the laptop.

    • There is a visible line between the bottom shell of the laptop and the laptop body itself.

  7. Make sure to pry evenly around this edge and only remove the bottom of the laptop when it is fully loose. Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop.
    • Make sure to pry evenly around this edge and only remove the bottom of the laptop when it is fully loose.

    • Using excessive force may break the bottom plastic. There are plastic clips along the edge of the laptop.

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