Image 1/3: Slide the battery upwards out of the battery housing. Image 2/3: Remove the SD card placeholder. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Slide the DVD drive out of the body. Image 2/3: Remove two 3 mm phillip's head housing screws. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Remove the back plate labeled "memory." Image 2/3: Disconnect the two gray connectors. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Remove the back plate to the hard drive by pulling downward and lifting away. Image 2/3: Pull laterally to the left on the black tab until it releases its connection and is able to be lifted free. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Lift the keyboard away to discover its ribbon connector beneath. Image 2/3: Lift the black portion of the connector to release the ribbon and set the keyboard aside. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Disconnect speaker wires by pulling it upwards toward the laptop screen. Image 2/2: 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

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

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Image 1/3: Disconnect blue DVD player ribbon tab by pulling the blue tab outwards laterally away from the mother board using  a nylon spudger. Image 2/3: Disconnect screen connection wire by pulling it towards the screen using  a nylon spudger. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the fan's cord from the motherboard by pulling upwards on it. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Lift and remove fan Image 2/3: Lift and remove fan Image 3/3: Lift and remove fan
  • Loosen the (4) self retaining screws located on the copper cooling bar.

  • Lift and remove fan

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Image 1/3: Peel the tape off of the fan housing Image 2/3: Remove the fan from the cooling hardware Image 3/3: 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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