No parts required.

  1. Place the laptop upside down on a clean, flat surface.
    • Place the laptop upside down on a clean, flat surface.

    • Locate the battery release button with the padlock symbol above it.

    • Slide the battery release button towards the padlock symbol and hold it there. Note that the button is spring loaded and will return if released.

      • The battery is now released from the battery compartment.

    • Gently remove the battery from the side of the laptop.

  2. Place laptop upside down on a clean flat surface.
    • Place laptop upside down on a clean flat surface.

    • Remove 2ea M2.5 x 5 mm screws.

    • Pull the HDD from main body of the laptop.

    • Place laptop upsid down on a clean flat work surface.

    • Remove the Philips M2.5 x 8 mm screw

    • Loosen the screw that holds the memory compartment closed

    • remove the memory module compartment cover

    • Press the Optical Drive release lever to the right and the optical drive should slide out of the case

    • Use a spudger to lift the notched right edge of the hinge cover, and pry it loose

    • You need to lay the LCD screen down flat to allow the hinge cover to be lifted off

    • Lift the hinge cover off and set aside

    • Remove 4ea M2 x 3mm keyboard screws

    • Lift up keyboard from the rear to expose the connector below

    • Disconnect the keyboard ribbon cable from the mother board

    • Remove 1ea M2.5 x 8mm screw holding the EMI shield in place

    • Remove the EMI shield to expose the LCD ribbon cable

    • Gently pull up on the tab to disconnect the ribbon cable from the main board

    • Close the lid carefully and remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws from the rear of the case

    • Open the lid and support the Display Assembly while performing the next step to avoid it falling down when the hinge screws are removed

    • Remove 2e M2.5 x 5mm screws from each hinge bracket

    • The Display Assembly can now be lifted free of the laptop body

    • Remove the 2 screw covers and 3 rubber bumpers to reveal 5ea M2.5 x 5mm Philips screws

    • Remove the 5 screws and gently lift off the screen bezel (surround) to reveal the LCD panel and mounting screws which are along each side of the LCD

    • Remove 8ea M2 x 3mm (4 screws along each side)

    • The LCD display can now be removed from the top cover of the laptop

    • The inverter PCB is located on the bottom edge of the LCD display panel and is easily removed


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

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