1. Using the plastic opening tool, remove the plastic hinge cover on the back of the laptop. Use caution not to damage this plastic cover.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, remove the plastic hinge cover on the back of the laptop. Use caution not to damage this plastic cover.

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  2. Using the plastic opening tool, remove the plastic cover directly above the keyboard. Make sure to start from the corners of the plastic cover.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, remove the plastic cover directly above the keyboard. Make sure to start from the corners of the plastic cover.

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    • Using the #1 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the two 3.8mm screws.

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    • Remove the keyboard, make sure you gently remove any ribbon cables holding it to the rest of the computer. Bending or crimping a ribbon cable can break the device.

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    • Use a small phillips screwdriver to remove both metal shields as depicted.

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    • After removing the second metal covering you will remove the RAM compartment.

    • Simply pull apart the metal fasteners on the side; the RAM should pop out for removal.

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    • Disconnect the wire from the exposed wireless card.

    • Pry open the top of the laptop and gently remove and disconnect the wires as shown.

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    • Remove the screws attaching the motherboard to the plastic housing.

    • Lift off the motherboard. Once it is free of screws and you're done!

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Conclusion

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

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