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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Use a small phillips screwdriver to remove both metal shields as depicted.
  • 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.
  • 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. Pry open the top of the laptop and gently remove and disconnect the wires as shown.
  • 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!
  • 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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