Introduction

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

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

  2. 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.

    • Pull the back panel off.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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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