Introduction

This guide will show how to remove the covers from the underside of the laptop, remove the battery, and replace it with the new battery.

  1. Before beginning, make sure the laptop is completely powered off and it is not being charged via the power cord. Remove the single screw holding the hard drive cover in place. This screw is 6.7 mm long. Take off the cover using the built-in lips for leverage.
    • Before beginning, make sure the laptop is completely powered off and it is not being charged via the power cord.

    • Remove the single screw holding the hard drive cover in place. This screw is 6.7 mm long.

    • Take off the cover using the built-in lips for leverage.

  2. Remove the rest of the screws holding the entire back cover in place. There are 13 of these screws. These six are 4.0 mm long.
    • Remove the rest of the screws holding the entire back cover in place. There are 13 of these screws.

    • These six are 4.0 mm long.

    • Remove the seven screws holding the cover on from under the hard drive cover. These are 6.7 mm long.

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  4. Remove the rubber pads near where the hard drive cover was using a sharp pair of tweezers. Unscrew the 4 mm screws underneath these pads. Unscrew the 4 mm screws underneath these pads.
    • Remove the rubber pads near where the hard drive cover was using a sharp pair of tweezers.

    • Unscrew the 4 mm screws underneath these pads.

  5. Remove the entire rest of the back cover. There are snaps that hold the cover near the fan in place. Be careful not to break these.
    • Remove the entire rest of the back cover.

    • There are snaps that hold the cover near the fan in place. Be careful not to break these.

  6. Remove the tape holding the wires in place. Unscrew the four 4.5 mm screws holding the battery in place. Unscrew the two 6.7 mm screws at the top of the battery.
    • Remove the tape holding the wires in place.

    • Unscrew the four 4.5 mm screws holding the battery in place.

    • Unscrew the two 6.7 mm screws at the top of the battery.

  7. Unplug the battery from the motherboard. Remove the battery from its position on the underside of the laptop.
    • Unplug the battery from the motherboard.

    • Remove the battery from its position on the underside of the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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I have one question.. does the laptop operate without the battery? I want to take it out and not replace it.. thanks for your time..Chris

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