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.

Remove all external devices from the Toshiba Chromebook 2.
  • Remove all external devices from the Toshiba Chromebook 2.

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.
  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
  • 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.

Conclusion

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

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