Introduction

The motherboard replacement is the most critical and difficult repair process of this laptop. Gaining access to laptop's motherboard allows the user to also replace the CPU/GPU fan or the RAM if need be.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the eleven 5mm screws with a Phillips #0 bit.
  • Remove the eleven 5mm screws with a Phillips #0 bit.

  • Remove the four 2.5mm screws with a Phillips #0 bit.

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After opening the bottom plate, locate the battery and the battery connection.
  • After opening the bottom plate, locate the battery and the battery connection.

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  • Unplug the battery connection carefully from the motherboard, and remove the old battery.

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  • Remove the four 2.5 mm screws from the motherboard.

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  • Unplug the speaker wire.

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  • Gently lift the selected black tab that connects the cable onto the board and then slide out the cable.

  • Be careful not to break the black cover.

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  • Gently lift the selected black tab that connects the cable onto the board and then slide out the cable.

  • Be careful not to break the black cover because it can be broken easily

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  • Gently lift the selected black tab that connects the cable onto the board and then slide out the cable.

  • Be careful not to break the black cover. lift it up gently

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  • Gently lift the selected black tab that connects the cable onto the board and then slide out the cable.

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  • Gently lift the selected black tab that connects the cable onto the board and then slide out the cable.

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  • Unplug the selected cable

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  • Locate and unplug the selected cables.

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  • Gently lift the selected black tab that connects the cable onto the board and then slide out the cable.

  • Unplug it carefully without breaking the black cover.

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  • Gently unplug the selected cable

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  • Gently remove the electronic component by sliding it out and lifting it up after unscrewing the 2.5 mm screw

  • Make sure your unscrew the screw first and unplug the chip from the motherboard. Do not disconnect the wires connected to the chip

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  • After unplugging all of the cables and unscrewing all of the screws, gently remove the motherboard out of the computer chassis

  • This part will take some effort but remember not to apply to much pressure on the motherboard as to not damage any of the small electrical components on the board

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Conclusion

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

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