Introduction

How to remove the Ethernet port from the Sony Vaio VGN-S260 laptop

Parts

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Flip the laptop over so the Vaio logo is facing down Locate the battery at the top and Find the release and unlock slides on the battery Slide the unlock tab to the unlock position
  • Flip the laptop over so the Vaio logo is facing down

  • Locate the battery at the top and Find the release and unlock slides on the battery

  • Slide the unlock tab to the unlock position

  • Slide the release tab in the direction of the arrow, i.e. towards the unlock tab

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With the tabs still in the unlock position, slide the battery away from the main case. With the tabs still in the unlock position, slide the battery away from the main case.
  • With the tabs still in the unlock position, slide the battery away from the main case.

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Flip the computer over so the Vaio logo is facedown Unscrew the 2 screws next to the battery
  • Flip the computer over so the Vaio logo is facedown

  • Unscrew the 2 screws next to the battery

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Flip the computer over again so the Vaio logo is face up
  • Flip the computer over again so the Vaio logo is face up

  • Open the lid

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Press down on the outer gray shell around the keyboard Use the spudger to gently lift keyboard
  • Press down on the outer gray shell around the keyboard

  • Use the spudger to gently lift keyboard

  • Do not pull up the keyboard too far as it is attached to a ribbon underneath

There are 2 spring-held latches, one above the F4 and one above the F12. Push a latch up into the frame of the keyboard, then lift the keyboard gently in that area so the latch doesn't spring back. Then push the other latch and the keyboard will be released.

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Lift up lever underneath the ribbon to detach the keyboard. Lift up lever underneath the ribbon to detach the keyboard.
  • Lift up lever underneath the ribbon to detach the keyboard.

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Remove memory/wireless compartment cover
  • Remove memory/wireless compartment cover

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Flip so the Vaio Logo is face down Locate and remove a total of 8 screws on the bottom. Locate and remove a total of 8 screws on the bottom.
  • Flip so the Vaio Logo is face down

  • Locate and remove a total of 8 screws on the bottom.

There are 2 more screws on the bottom, one in the middle of the front next to the flash stick socket, and one under the memory door.

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Find and remove 5 screws (they all have arrows next to them) from cover
  • Find and remove 5 screws (they all have arrows next to them) from cover

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Flip the laptop over so the Vaio logo is face up Use the spudger to pop up the upper casing Do not lift too much as the Uppercasing is attached to wires underneath
  • Flip the laptop over so the Vaio logo is face up

  • Use the spudger to pop up the upper casing

  • Do not lift too much as the Uppercasing is attached to wires underneath

  • Remove the wires that are attaching the uppercasing to the motherboard

There are also 5 screws from the top of the uppercasing.

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The are 4 cables to remove: flat cable for the power and S buttons at top center; flat cable for the touchpad at bottom center; and 2 twisted pairs for the speakers.

The speaker cable socket is very delicate. If all you are getting at is the CPU or the hard drive, it may be enough to disconnect the flat cables and gently rotate the uppercasing shifting it left to allow access to the right-hand side with the CPU fan and the hard drive.

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The top panel has cutouts that allow the cables to be disconnected before the top of the case is removed. The two flat cables are not clamped and can be pulled vertically out of their connectors. The delicate speaker cables are connected to the motherboard with plugs which can be gently levered up out of their sockets.

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Remove the uppercasing
  • Remove the uppercasing

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Locate the screw holding the optical drive casing to the logic board
  • Locate the screw holding the optical drive casing to the logic board

  • Remove this screw

This screw is from the bottom, will not be there since you removed it to get the uppercasing.

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However, there is a screw on the bottom right of the PC-CARD cage to remove.

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Locate ribbon connecting optical drive case to logic board.
  • Locate ribbon connecting optical drive case to logic board.

  • Pop off the ribbon

  • Remove the metal PC-Card cage

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Locate the four screws holding the optical drive to the logic board
  • Locate the four screws holding the optical drive to the logic board

  • Remove the screws

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Locate brown locking tab above optical drive. Lift up on brown locking tab until ribbon is loose
  • Locate brown locking tab above optical drive.

  • Lift up on brown locking tab until ribbon is loose

  • Gently slide out and remove the optical drive from the computer

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Remove the blue ribbon from the Ethernet Circuit Board Remove the blue ribbon from the Ethernet Circuit Board
  • Remove the blue ribbon from the Ethernet Circuit Board

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Locate the screws near the Ethernet Port circuit board
  • Locate the screws near the Ethernet Port circuit board

  • Remove the screws.

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Locate the screws for the second ethernet circuit board
  • Locate the screws for the second ethernet circuit board

  • Remove the screws

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Remove the ethernet ports Remove the ethernet ports
  • Remove the ethernet ports

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Conclusion

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

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