Remove the battery by sliding the battery release latches laterally outward into the unlatched position. Slide the battery upwards out of the battery housing. Remove the SD card placeholder.
  • Remove the battery by sliding the battery release latches laterally outward into the unlatched position.

  • Slide the battery upwards out of the battery housing.

  • Remove the SD card placeholder.

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Remove the 9mm phillip's head screw labeled ODD. Slide the DVD drive out of the body. Remove two 3 mm phillip's head housing screws.
  • Remove the 9mm phillip's head screw labeled ODD.

  • Slide the DVD drive out of the body.

  • Remove two 3 mm phillip's head housing screws.

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Remove the two 9mm phillip's head screws on the back plate labeled memory. Remove the back plate labeled "memory." Disconnect the two gray connectors.
  • Remove the two 9mm phillip's head screws on the back plate labeled memory.

  • Remove the back plate labeled "memory."

  • Disconnect the two gray connectors.

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Remove the two 5mm phillip's head screws on the back plate labeled HDD. Remove the back plate to the hard drive by pulling downward and lifting away. Pull laterally to the left on the black tab until it releases its connection and is able to be lifted free.
  • Remove the two 5mm phillip's head screws on the back plate labeled HDD.

  • Remove the back plate to the hard drive by pulling downward and lifting away.

  • Pull laterally to the left on the black tab until it releases its connection and is able to be lifted free.

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Remove the two 7mm phillip's head keyboard screws on the back plate labeled KBD.
  • Remove the two 7mm phillip's head keyboard screws on the back plate labeled KBD.

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Open the computer and locate the three keyboard release tabs. Once located, use a flat metal device to pry the tabs open. Lift the keyboard away to discover its ribbon connector beneath. Lift the black portion of the connector to release the ribbon and set the keyboard aside.
  • Open the computer and locate the three keyboard release tabs. Once located, use a flat metal device to pry the tabs open.

  • Lift the keyboard away to discover its ribbon connector beneath.

  • Lift the black portion of the connector to release the ribbon and set the keyboard aside.

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Disconnect the mouse pad ribbon connector by pulling the grey connector downwards toward the mouse-pad, freeing the ribbon. Disconnect speaker wires by pulling it upwards toward the laptop screen.
  • Disconnect the mouse pad ribbon connector by pulling the grey connector downwards toward the mouse-pad, freeing the ribbon.

  • Disconnect speaker wires by pulling it upwards toward the laptop screen.

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Remove the sixteen 9 mm phillip's head housing screws on the back plate
  • Remove the sixteen 9 mm phillip's head housing screws on the back plate

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Pry off the keyboard housing plate with the metal spatula and set aside.
  • Pry off the keyboard housing plate with the metal spatula and set aside.

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Disconnect white USB drive plug by pulling outwards using  a nylon spudger. Disconnect blue DVD player ribbon tab by pulling the blue tab outwards laterally away from the mother board using  a nylon spudger. Disconnect screen connection wire by pulling it towards the screen using  a nylon spudger.
  • Disconnect white USB drive plug by pulling outwards using a nylon spudger.

  • Disconnect blue DVD player ribbon tab by pulling the blue tab outwards laterally away from the mother board using a nylon spudger.

  • Disconnect screen connection wire by pulling it towards the screen using a nylon spudger.

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Remove the three 5mm phillip's head screws on the motherboard and the one 5 mm phillip's head screw on the fan. All screws have white arrows pointing towards them.
  • Remove the three 5mm phillip's head screws on the motherboard and the one 5 mm phillip's head screw on the fan. All screws have white arrows pointing towards them.

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Work the motherboard out of the housing by lifting upwards. Disconnect the fan's cord from the motherboard by pulling upwards on it.
  • Work the motherboard out of the housing by lifting upwards.

  • Disconnect the fan's cord from the motherboard by pulling upwards on it.

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Loosen the (4) self retaining screws located on the copper cooling bar. Lift and remove fan Lift and remove fan
  • Loosen the (4) self retaining screws located on the copper cooling bar.

  • Lift and remove fan

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Remove the "three" 3 mm screws on the fan housing. Peel the tape off of the fan housing Remove the fan from the cooling hardware
  • Remove the "three" 3 mm screws on the fan housing.

  • Peel the tape off of the fan housing

  • Remove the fan from the cooling hardware

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Conclusion

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

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