Introduction

In order to remove the inner components, you must first remove the keyboard. The keyboard can also be replaced.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: In this position the battery housing will be located on the right hand side.
  • Position the laptop screen-side down as shown.

  • In this position the battery housing will be located on the right hand side.

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  • Lift the panel up and then out to gain access to the battery.

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  • Use the indentations to pull the old battery out.

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  • The battery is now removed and it is safe to move on to uninstalling other components.

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Image 1/3: Slide the speaker panel towards the left, then carefully flip it over onto the keyboard. Image 2/3: Make sure not to pull the speaker panel away from the computer just yet - it is still connected! Image 3/3: Make sure not to pull the speaker panel away from the computer just yet - it is still connected!
  • There are two screws on the left hand side of the laptop near the IR (Infared remote) receiver (see image). Remove them using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

  • Slide the speaker panel towards the left, then carefully flip it over onto the keyboard.

  • Make sure not to pull the speaker panel away from the computer just yet - it is still connected!

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Image 1/3: Remove the ribbon by gently pulling on it, there should be little or no resistance. Image 2/3: Now the speaker panel can be set aside. Image 3/3: Now the speaker panel can be set aside.
  • On the inside of the speaker panel, using a spudger, push the beige tab in the direction of the ribbon. It should only move a small amount.

  • Remove the ribbon by gently pulling on it, there should be little or no resistance.

  • Now the speaker panel can be set aside.

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Image 1/2: Pull on the green strip, and the keyboard should come free easily. Image 2/2: Pull on the green strip, and the keyboard should come free easily.
  • Remove the metal screw that will be located at the red circle.

  • Pull on the green strip, and the keyboard should come free easily.

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Conclusion

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

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