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Introduction

This guide shows how to properly remove the bottom case.

  1. Start by flipping the device over so that you see the screws. Remove 7 Torx T5 short screws. Remove 3 Torx T5 long screws.
    • Start by flipping the device over so that you see the screws.

    • Remove 7 Torx T5 short screws.

    • Remove 3 Torx T5 long screws.

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    • starting from the USB port use your opening tool to gently pry up the case.

    • Make sure you are prying on the cover itself, not the metal shield around the USB port.

    • Pry along the laptop in the orders the arrows show.

    • Do NOT pry along the top side, or you risk damaging the casing. Stay with the arrows.

  3. Lift the case from the bottom side. NOT the side with the hinges. When you feel resistance, do NOT keep lifting or you will damage the housing. Once you feel resistance, gently pull the case towards you. (away from the hinges.)
    • Lift the case from the bottom side. NOT the side with the hinges.

    • When you feel resistance, do NOT keep lifting or you will damage the housing.

    • Once you feel resistance, gently pull the case towards you. (away from the hinges.)

    • Remove the case.

Conclusion

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

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