Introduction

This processor board also includes L2 cache. It is not soldered to the logic board, so installing a replacement is very easy.

Turn the computer so that the ports are facing you.
  • Turn the computer so that the ports are facing you.

  • If the keyboard is locked, open the port cover and turn the keyboard locking screw until the keyboard is unlocked.

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Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.
  • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

  • Make sure you have removed the laptop battery and CD/DVD module from the expansion bays before proceeding.

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Lift the keyboard out by pulling it up and away from you. Rest the keyboard, face down, on top of the trackpad.
  • Lift the keyboard out by pulling it up and away from you. Rest the keyboard, face down, on top of the trackpad.

  • In order to replace the keyboard, you must first remove the modem.

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Remove the three silver Phillips screws that attach the heat shield to the internal metal framework.
  • Remove the three silver Phillips screws that attach the heat shield to the internal metal framework.

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Lift the heat shield up and pull it toward you.
  • Lift the heat shield up and pull it toward you.

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Your laptop should look approximately like this.
  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Pull the battery cable directly up from the logic board.
  • Pull the battery cable directly up from the logic board.

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Remove the battery from its holder by pulling up and to the left.
  • Remove the battery from its holder by pulling up and to the left.

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Remove the two silver Phillips screws from the modem.
  • Remove the two silver Phillips screws from the modem.

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Use a spudger, the tips of your fingers, or a flat non-metal tool to get under the modem's edge and pry it up from its socket as shown in the picture.
  • Use a spudger, the tips of your fingers, or a flat non-metal tool to get under the modem's edge and pry it up from its socket as shown in the picture.

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Disconnect the cable from the right side of the modem.
  • Disconnect the cable from the right side of the modem.

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Your laptop should look approximately like this.
  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Use a spudger, the tips of your fingers, or a flat non-metal tool to pry up the processor's right side.
  • Use a spudger, the tips of your fingers, or a flat non-metal tool to pry up the processor's right side.

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Disconnect the keyboard cable from the logic board by pulling directly up on the clear plastic loop.
  • Disconnect the keyboard cable from the logic board by pulling directly up on the clear plastic loop.

  • This step is out of sequence with the keyboard because in order to remove the keyboard you must first remove the modem.

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Your laptop should look approximately like this.
  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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Conclusion

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

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