Introduction

This guide will show how to replace the Motherboard.

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  • Use the Phillips Head #2 screwdriver to remove the three 10mm screws on the back panel.

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to break the ribbon connecting the motherboard on the bottom panel to the top panel. Image 2/3: Be careful not to break the ribbon connecting the motherboard on the bottom panel to the top panel. Image 3/3: Be careful not to break the ribbon connecting the motherboard on the bottom panel to the top panel.
  • Use the plastic spudger to pry open the top panel.

    • Be careful not to break the ribbon connecting the motherboard on the bottom panel to the top panel.

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  • Pull the ribbons gently from one corner by the blue tabs to remove it.

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  • Remove the two 7.5mm screws on both sides of the disk tray with Phillips Head #2 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Remove the disk tray. Image 2/2: Remove the disk tray.
  • Push two small prongs on both sides inwards and push forward.

  • Remove the disk tray.

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Image 1/2: Remove the black cover. Image 2/2: Remove the black cover.
  • Use a Phillips Head #2 to remove the two 7.5mm screws on the black cover.

  • Remove the black cover.

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Image 1/2: Remove the power cord. Image 2/2: Remove the power cord.
  • Pinch the white clip and pull straight up on the power cord.

  • Remove the power cord.

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  • Use a Phillips Head #2 to remove the 7.5mm screw.

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Image 1/1: This may break after several uses.
  • Use your finger to pry the metal tab slightly up.

    • This may break after several uses.

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Image 1/1: Be careful when touching the bottom because it is sharp.
  • Slide out the Motherboard.

    • Be careful when touching the bottom because it is sharp.

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Conclusion

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

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