Introduction

This guide will detail on how to replace the HDMI port in the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 4K Gold Edition.

Place this device back panel facing up.
  • Place this device back panel facing up.

Using the screwdriver, unscrew the highlighted 1.2mm Phillips head #0 screws which secure the back panel into place.
  • Using the screwdriver, unscrew the highlighted 1.2mm Phillips head #0 screws which secure the back panel into place.

Using the plastic opening tools, separate the back panel from the rest of the device. Do this by firmly pressing the head of the tool into the space between the back panel, and the rest of the device.
  • Using the plastic opening tools, separate the back panel from the rest of the device.

  • Do this by firmly pressing the head of the tool into the space between the back panel, and the rest of the device.

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Pull the back panel off.
  • Pull the back panel off.

Notice the L-shaped battery in the lower right corner of the opened laptop.
  • Notice the L-shaped battery in the lower right corner of the opened laptop.

  • Disconnect the battery from the slot it is connected to. You'll need to push on the sides of the clip and pull.

Lift up the battery with your fingers and remove it from the laptop. Place the battery away from the laptop in a safe spot and insert your new battery by hooking it up to the slot you previously disconnected the old battery from.
  • Lift up the battery with your fingers and remove it from the laptop.

  • Place the battery away from the laptop in a safe spot and insert your new battery by hooking it up to the slot you previously disconnected the old battery from.

Unscrew the 4 1.2mm Phillips #0 screws connecting the motherboard to the laptop case.
  • Unscrew the 4 1.2mm Phillips #0 screws connecting the motherboard to the laptop case.

  • Disconnect the wires connecting to the motherboard to the USB ports.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cables connecting the keyboard, and track pad of the device.

Lift the motherboard up and out of the device casing.
  • Lift the motherboard up and out of the device casing.

Desolder the connections between the HDMI port and the motherboard.
  • Desolder the connections between the HDMI port and the motherboard.

  • Be careful not to damage other components of the motherboard during the process!

  • For tips on soldering, check out iFixit's How to Solder and Desolder Connections guide.

Conclusion

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

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