Introduction

Motherboards can be damaged by significant trauma or a power surge, resulting in a computer that will not turn on or respond. Motherboards can also be upgraded to enhance the performance of your computer. Replacing a motherboard is often seen as a last resort as all components of the computer attach to the motherboard, and therefore must be disconnected to replace. iFixit provides a helpful page for Troubleshooting a Computer Motherboard.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Remove all external devices from the Toshiba Chromebook 2.

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  • Close the Toshiba Chromebook 2 and turn it over so that the bottom of the laptop is facing upwards toward you with the lettering on the bottom facing right side up.

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  • Remove the 8 visible Phillips 8.25 mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: The rubber grips are glued in place, so you'll need to peel them up with a spudger or other pry tool. Image 2/2: The rubber grips are glued in place, so you'll need to peel them up with a spudger or other pry tool.
  • Remove 2 hidden Phillips 8.25 mm screws located underneath the rubber grips at the back (opposite the hinges) with the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • The rubber grips are glued in place, so you'll need to peel them up with a spudger or other pry tool.

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  • Remove the back panel by pulling up on 2 adjacent corners.

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  • Remove the 14 Phillips 2.34mm screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the metal plate covering the motherboard by lifting it vertically.

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  • Flip up the plastic clamps holding down the 4 ribbon cables connected to the motherboard while gently pulling the ribbon cables from the sockets.

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  • Use the spudger to press down on the 2 white port cables, while also pulling each white port cable out of their sockets.

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  • Disconnect the motherboard from the 3 remaining cables by pulling the chords out of the sockets.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to damage the ports located on the left side of the motherboard during removal. Image 2/2: Be careful not to damage the ports located on the left side of the motherboard during removal.
  • Remove the motherboard by pulling upward and to the right.

  • Be careful not to damage the ports located on the left side of the motherboard during removal.

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Conclusion

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

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