Introduction

Motherboards can be damaged when there is injury to the device or even during a power surge. When either occurs, this often results in a computer that will not power on or respond. This guide shows how to replace a defective motherboard in a Poin2 Chromebook 11.

Power down the Poin2 Chrombook 11 and disconnect the power adapter.
  • Power down the Poin2 Chrombook 11 and disconnect the power adapter.

  • Close the Chromebook and position it with the base facing up.

  • Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the ten 7mm screws that hold the base to the rest of the frame

  • Poin2 Chromebook 11 does not have screws under its rubber feet at the base.

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Insert a 1cm-wide plastic opening tool between the base and top frame.
  • Insert a 1cm-wide plastic opening tool between the base and top frame.

  • Applying pressure up and down with the tool may be necessary. When you hear a "click," this indicates the separation of the frame.

  • Pry (up and down) around the entire border of the Chromebook to separate.

  • Use your hands to gently lift the base away from the frame.

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  • Unplug the white 8-wire battery connector using a spudger to push the two L-shaped clips out of the socket.

  • The connector is a tight fit and requires careful pressure for release.

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  • Use a spudger (or fingertips) to flip up the plastic clamps that hold down the two ribbon cables connected to the motherboard.

  • Pull the cables from their sockets.

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  • Disconnect the coaxial connectors from the motherboard using tweezers (or a spudger) to "snap" off the connectors from their sockets.

  • To reinstall, hold the connectors in place and gently press them straight down. The connectors will “snap” back in place.

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  • Disconnect the speaker and charging port cables by pulling the connectors out of their sockets.

  • The connectors may require a spudger to help with release from the sockets.

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  • Disconnect the LCD screen connector from the motherboard using a spudger.

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  • Use a #000 Phillips screwdriver and remove the twelve 4mm screws that hold the motherboard.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool and pry around the edges of the motherboard to release.

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  • Lift and remove the motherboard away from the frame.

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Conclusion

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

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