Introduction

You will learn how to replace/ repair the GPU board. The GPU board is home to the Nvidia N16S-LG Custom GeForce GPU as well as 1GB worth of RAM. This is the major connections component of the keyboard; it hooks everything together and makes it all work. This guide will require the removal of the SD card slot, USB ports, and the GPU board. Make sure you have a place to store all the tiny screws you will be removing.

Flip the keyboard over so you can see the back panel.
  • Flip the keyboard over so you can see the back panel.

Add Comment

Insert the plastic opening tool in the crevice between the panel and the keyboard. Apply some pressure and lift up so that the back panel is pried away from the keyboard.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool in the crevice between the panel and the keyboard.

  • Apply some pressure and lift up so that the back panel is pried away from the keyboard.

  • The panel is glued down on the inside so this may require some force to lift away the panel.

  • Continue to lift until the panel is completely separated from the keyboard.

  • The panel is still attached to the keyboard by a ribbon cable so only lift the panel a few inches.

Add Comment

Lift the panel away with the ribbon cable still attached and set aside the panel so that you can work on other components.
  • Lift the panel away with the ribbon cable still attached and set aside the panel so that you can work on other components.

Add Comment

Orient your keyboard with the internals facing up and the USB ports on the right.
  • Orient your keyboard with the internals facing up and the USB ports on the right.

Add Comment

Use the T3 screwdriver to remove the two 4 mm screws on the right side of the SD Card Reader.
  • Use the T3 screwdriver to remove the two 4 mm screws on the right side of the SD Card Reader.

Add Comment

Remove the black ribbon cable tab on the SD card reader from the chip with a plastic opening tool. Place the tool underneath the tab and pry it off. Removing this tab can be a little difficult. Be sure that you have a good angle and do not get discouraged if removing the tab takes you multiple tries.
  • Remove the black ribbon cable tab on the SD card reader from the chip with a plastic opening tool. Place the tool underneath the tab and pry it off.

  • Removing this tab can be a little difficult. Be sure that you have a good angle and do not get discouraged if removing the tab takes you multiple tries.

  • Lift the SD card reader away from the keyboard to replace it.

Add Comment

Remove the larger, black ribbon cable located on the USB card with a plastic opening tool by lifting the tab away from its connector. Again, place the tool underneath the tab and pry it off.
  • Remove the larger, black ribbon cable located on the USB card with a plastic opening tool by lifting the tab away from its connector. Again, place the tool underneath the tab and pry it off.

  • This may require some force. Do not get discouraged if it does not detach on the first try.

Add Comment

Use the T3 screwdriver to remove three 4 mm screws located on the black bar towards the bottom of the board. Use the T3 Torx Screwdriver to remove the remaining six 4 mm screws.
  • Use the T3 screwdriver to remove three 4 mm screws located on the black bar towards the bottom of the board.

  • Use the T3 Torx Screwdriver to remove the remaining six 4 mm screws.

Add Comment

Lift both clamps with the blue plastic opening tool. Place the tool underneath the clamps and pry them open. Use the plastic opening tool to slide ribbon cable toward the wall of the keyboard until the ribbon cables come loose. Use the plastic opening tool to slide ribbon cable toward the wall of the keyboard until the ribbon cables come loose.
  • Lift both clamps with the blue plastic opening tool. Place the tool underneath the clamps and pry them open.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to slide ribbon cable toward the wall of the keyboard until the ribbon cables come loose.

Add Comment

Wiggle the the GPU board out away from the keyboard.
  • Wiggle the the GPU board out away from the keyboard.

  • This may require some force to remove.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

Jonathan Richarte

Member since: 10/06/2016

101 Reputation

1 Guide authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 20-3, Livingston Fall 2016 Member of Cal Poly, Team 20-3, Livingston Fall 2016

CPSU-LIVINGSTON-F16S20G3

4 Members

6 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 3

Past 7 Days: 10

Past 30 Days: 55

All Time: 601