1. Make sure the device is off to prevent data loss. Slide both latches to the unlocked position to release the battery.
    • Make sure the device is off to prevent data loss.

    • Slide both latches to the unlocked position to release the battery.

    • Switch the latch on the right to reveal red. The latch on the left needs to be held.

    • Pull the battery toward you while holding the left latch.

  2. Remove the sixteen screws at the locations shown with the Phillips 00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the sixteen screws at the locations shown with the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

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  4. Pull up on the back casing and remove it, revealing the audio/usb port. Pull up on the back casing and remove it, revealing the audio/usb port.
    • Pull up on the back casing and remove it, revealing the audio/usb port.

  5. Remove the single 4 mm screw holding the port in place with the Phillips 00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the single 4 mm screw holding the port in place with the Phillips 00 screwdriver.

  6. Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect the port from its power source on the laptop. This will be the wire connector with the white connection.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to disconnect the port from its power source on the laptop. This will be the wire connector with the white connection.

  7. Remove the ribbon cable from the port to free it from the laptop.
    • Remove the ribbon cable from the port to free it from the laptop.

    • Be careful when reconnecting the ribbon cable, it can be difficult.

Conclusion

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

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