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 four 2.5mm 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.
  • 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. Unplug the battery connection carefully from the motherboard, and remove the old battery.
  • 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.
  • Remove the four 2.5 mm screws from the motherboard.

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

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Locate and unplug the selected cables. Locate and unplug the selected cables. Locate and unplug the selected cables.
  • 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.
  • 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 Gently unplug the selected cable
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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