Introduction

This guide will show you how to access the screen on your OLPC XO 1.5.

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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Conclusion

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

Andrew Ferrell

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