Introduction

This guide will help you replace your SD card reader in your Chromebook by showing you step-by-step on how to remove it.

  1. Turn the power off before beginning this step.
    • Turn the power off before beginning this step.

    • Most Chromebooks contain rubber circle pads on each of the four corners to cover the screws. In order to remove the rubber pads, simply use any opening tool.

    • Lay the Chromebook down so that the bottom cover is facing upward.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove all seven 5.5 mm screws from the back cover.

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  2. Place the opening tool in the divot between the spine of the Chromebook and the back cover.
    • Place the opening tool in the divot between the spine of the Chromebook and the back cover.

    • Slowly glide and push down the end of the opening tool along all sides of the Chromebook to detach the brackets. You will hear the brackets detach.

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    • Using the opening tool, pry off the back cover of the Chromebook

    • Be gentle while prying to avoid breaking the back cover.

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    • Remove the four 3 mm screws using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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    • Carefully lift the top of the battery then pull it away from you to remove it.

    • Some batteries may be attached via a battery connector. Disconnect the battery connector by simply pulling straight up at its base.

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    • Remove both 3 mm screws using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the yellow tape on the left ribbon cable with a spudger.

    • Use a blunt precision tweezer to remove both ribbon cables attached to the SD card reader.

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    • Gently lift the top portion of the SD card reader and pull it away from you to remove it.

    • To reassemble, first insert the bottom of the SD card reader then carefully push downward.

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Conclusion

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

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