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Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement

What you need

  1. Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement, Bottom Case: step 1, image 1 of 2 Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement, Bottom Case: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Place the Chromebook face down so that the bottom case is exposed.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove nine 4.6mm screws from the back casing.

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    • Use a iFixit opening tool to gently pry the case up from the vent on the hinge side of the Chromebook.

    • You should hear a popping sound as the connectors disengage inside the case.

  3. Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the case up and off the device

  4. Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 1 of 2 Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Locate the battery and remove the four 4.6mm screws at the corners which attach it to case using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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    • Use a spudger to gently pry the power cable cord upwards from the motherboard.

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    • Lift the battery up and out from the case.

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    • Before you can get to the motherboard, remove the three 4.6mm screws from the port cover using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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    • Then, use a spudger to begin flipping up the grey covers on the ZIF connectors.

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    • Two more ZIF connectors to go!

  10. Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the cables going to the speaker by prying outward to the right.

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    • Use a spudger to lift the hinge locking the gold colored display cable in place.

    • Then gently coax the display cable from its connector using your fingers or a spudger.

  12. Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Use your Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove four 4.6mm screws from the motherboard.

  13. Samsung Chromebook 3 Motherboard Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Ensure all cables are clear and remove the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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One Comment

Thanks for the great guide! I used it to remove the write protection screw on the back of the motherboard.

My Chromebook is model number XE501C13. The only difference I noticed is that there is one less screw on the outer plastic cover. Everything else is exactly the same!

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