Introduction

If your OLPC does not turn on, the physical power button may be damaged. Use this guide to replace a broken or faulty power button.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Place the laptop upside down with the handle away from you.

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Image 1/1: The right tab will stay in place, but the left tab must be held in position while you remove the battery.
  • Slide the tabs out, towards the green edges, to show the open lock symbol.

    • The right tab will stay in place, but the left tab must be held in position while you remove the battery.

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  • Lift the middle of the battery to remove it.

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Image 1/3: Open the laptop by rotating the green wings on the side up, then lifting the top half of the laptop. Image 2/3: Rotate the top half of the laptop about 90 degrees. Image 3/3: Rotate the top half of the laptop about 90 degrees.
  • Turn the laptop so it is resting on its bottom.

  • Open the laptop by rotating the green wings on the side up, then lifting the top half of the laptop.

  • Rotate the top half of the laptop about 90 degrees.

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 4mm screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Image 2/2: Rotate the top half 180 degrees.
  • Turn the laptop upside down, so you can see the screws on the bottom of the top half.

  • Remove the two 4mm screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Rotate the top half 180 degrees.

  • Remove the two 4mm screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Slide the green pieces off the device. They should come off easily.
  • Rotate the top of the laptop 90 degrees, so that it is facing you again.

  • Slide the green pieces off the device. They should come off easily.

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Image 1/3: Remove the screen cover. Image 2/3: The game pad on the left sometimes falls during this step. Image 3/3: The game pad on the left sometimes falls during this step.
  • Pull down on the white screen cover. It does not require much force.

  • Remove the screen cover.

  • The game pad on the left sometimes falls during this step.

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Image 1/2: The screen is still connected by ribbon cables. You can damage the cables if you remove the screen before disconnecting the cables. Image 2/2: Move the screen down a little to expose the ribbon cables.
  • Unscrew the four 7.62mm Phillips #1 screws on either side of the screen.

  • The screen is still connected by ribbon cables. You can damage the cables if you remove the screen before disconnecting the cables.

  • Move the screen down a little to expose the ribbon cables.

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Image 1/3: Pull the black ribbon cable out of the socket. Image 2/3: Pull the black ribbon cable out of the socket. Image 3/3: Pull the black ribbon cable out of the socket.
  • Flip up the tab right under the middle top of the screen.

  • Pull the black ribbon cable out of the socket.

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Image 1/2: Remove the small cable to separate the screen from the rest of the laptop. Image 2/2: Gently remove the screen.
  • Flip up the smaller tab under the left side of the screen.

  • Remove the small cable to separate the screen from the rest of the laptop.

  • Gently remove the screen.

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  • Remove the four 4mm Phillips #1 screws that hold the top cover to the case.

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Image 1/2: Press firmly on the top two corners of the outside cover. Then slide it down, away from the antennas. Image 2/2: Press firmly on the top two corners of the outside cover. Then slide it down, away from the antennas.
  • Close the lid and rotate the device 180°.

  • Press firmly on the top two corners of the outside cover. Then slide it down, away from the antennas.

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Image 1/2: Gently lift up and remove the EMI shield. Image 2/2: Gently lift up and remove the EMI shield.
  • Remove the five 4mm Phillips #1 screws securing the EMI shield to the motherboard.

  • Gently lift up and remove the EMI shield.

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  • Gently remove the two antenna cables by lightly pulling the cable connectors up.

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Image 1/2: The wireless card will pop up at an angle. Image 2/2: The wireless card will pop up at an angle.
  • Remove the two 5mm Phillips #1 screws holding the wireless card to the motherboard.

  • The wireless card will pop up at an angle.

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  • Remove the wireless card by gently lifting it out of the socket.

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Image 1/3: The motherboard is still attached to the case by a microphone cable. Do not remove the motherboard or you will damage the cable. Image 2/3: The motherboard is still attached to the case by a microphone cable. Do not remove the motherboard or you will damage the cable. Image 3/3: The motherboard is still attached to the case by a microphone cable. Do not remove the motherboard or you will damage the cable.
  • Disconnect the five cables that connect the motherboard to the case by pulling them straight out of their sockets.

  • The motherboard is still attached to the case by a microphone cable. Do not remove the motherboard or you will damage the cable.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the microphone cable by pulling its connector straight out of its socket on the motherboard.
  • Rotate the device 180° and open the lid.

  • Disconnect the microphone cable by pulling its connector straight out of its socket on the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Lift the left edge of the motherboard and remove it from the case. Image 2/3: Make sure that the microphone and headphone jack don't catch on the case as you are removing the motherboard. Image 3/3: Make sure that the microphone and headphone jack don't catch on the case as you are removing the motherboard.
  • Close the lid and rotate the device 180°.

  • Lift the left edge of the motherboard and remove it from the case.

  • Make sure that the microphone and headphone jack don't catch on the case as you are removing the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Open the lid, rotate it 180° degrees, and close it again. Image 2/3: Be careful not to lose the small spring that sits inside the power button. Image 3/3: Be careful not to lose the small spring that sits inside the power button.
  • Push the four power button retaining clips through the bottom of the case with the tip of a screwdriver.

  • Open the lid, rotate it 180° degrees, and close it again.

  • Be careful not to lose the small spring that sits inside the power button.

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Conclusion

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

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