Introduction

This guide will show how to replace the Motherboard.

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

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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. 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. Pull the ribbons gently from one corner by the blue tabs to remove it.
  • 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.
  • Remove the two 7.5mm screws on both sides of the disk tray with Phillips Head #2 screwdriver.

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Push two small prongs on both sides inwards and push forward. Remove the disk tray.
  • Push two small prongs on both sides inwards and push forward.

  • Remove the disk tray.

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Use a Phillips Head #2 to remove the two 7.5mm screws on the black cover. 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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Pinch the white clip and pull straight up on the power cord. 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.
  • Use a Phillips Head #2 to remove the 7.5mm screw.

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Use your finger to pry the metal tab slightly up.
  • Use your finger to pry the metal tab slightly up.

    • This may break after several uses.

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Slide out the Motherboard.
  • 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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