Place the laptop face-down on a stable surface. Remove the nine 6.5mm Phillips #0 screws shown. Use the blue opening tool to gently pry the back of the laptop off of the body.
  • Place the laptop face-down on a stable surface.

  • Remove the nine 6.5mm Phillips #0 screws shown.

  • Use the blue opening tool to gently pry the back of the laptop off of the body.

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Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the six 4.5mm screws holding the motherboard to the case. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the six 4.5mm screws holding the motherboard to the case. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the six 4.5mm screws holding the motherboard to the case.
  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the six 4.5mm screws holding the motherboard to the case.

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Use the spudger to remove the red and black cable located above the speaker from it's connector. Also using the spudger, remove the small ribbon cable located a the bottom of the motherboard, towards the middle.
  • Use the spudger to remove the red and black cable located above the speaker from it's connector.

  • Also using the spudger, remove the small ribbon cable located a the bottom of the motherboard, towards the middle.

  • Fold the motherboard back, using the computer hinge as the axis of rotation. The motherboard will still be attached to the case by a few wires.

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Gently unhook the red and black wires from the plastic clips holding them to the case.  This can be done with only your fingers.
  • Gently unhook the red and black wires from the plastic clips holding them to the case. This can be done with only your fingers.

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Using the spudger, lift the speaker up and out of it's holder, as shown. The yellow plastic tape should peel off as well.
  • Using the spudger, lift the speaker up and out of it's holder, as shown. The yellow plastic tape should peel off as well.

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Conclusion

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

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