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Placing your finger on the raised grip, push the battery casing to the right. It will slide over.
  • Placing your finger on the raised grip, push the battery casing to the right. It will slide over.

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Pull the battery casing gently out toward yourself, until you hear a clicking sound.
  • Pull the battery casing gently out toward yourself, until you hear a clicking sound.

  • The battery should pull out to about 2 inches.

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Lift the battery casing out of the laptop.
  • Lift the battery casing out of the laptop.

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Stick a spudger in one of the sides of the top panel. Lift slowly from one side to the other and it will pop off. Stick a spudger in one of the sides of the top panel. Lift slowly from one side to the other and it will pop off.
  • Stick a spudger in one of the sides of the top panel. Lift slowly from one side to the other and it will pop off.

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Using an Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove two screws labeled B2.6. Using an Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove two screws labeled B2.6. Using an Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove two screws labeled B2.6.
  • Using an Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove two screws labeled B2.6.

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Using your hands, lift keyboard up toward you, starting from the edge closest to the screen.
  • Using your hands, lift keyboard up toward you, starting from the edge closest to the screen.

  • The keyboard is still connected to the laptop by a ribbon. Place the keyboard gently on top of the trackpad, keys side down.

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Find the white ribbon connector (where the keyboard is still attached to the rest of the laptop). Slide the white ribbon connector up and lift the ribbon out of it.
  • Find the white ribbon connector (where the keyboard is still attached to the rest of the laptop).

  • Slide the white ribbon connector up and lift the ribbon out of it.

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Using a Phillips Screwdriver, unscrew and remove the one F4 screw closest to the center of the laptop.
  • Using a Phillips Screwdriver, unscrew and remove the one F4 screw closest to the center of the laptop.

  • This screw is underneath the battery casing, located on the bottom of the laptop directly under the trackpad.

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Using your finger, lift off the plastic covering the trackpad by putting your finger underneath the plastic and pulling towards you. The plastic should just pop off.
  • Using your finger, lift off the plastic covering the trackpad by putting your finger underneath the plastic and pulling towards you. The plastic should just pop off.

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Remove the left, brown ribbon by pinching the part of the ribbon connected to the computer and lifting towards you. Remove the left, brown ribbon by pinching the part of the ribbon connected to the computer and lifting towards you.
  • Remove the left, brown ribbon by pinching the part of the ribbon connected to the computer and lifting towards you.

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Remove the white ribbon on the right by pinching the part connected to the laptop with your fingers and pulling towards you. Remove the white ribbon on the right by pinching the part connected to the laptop with your fingers and pulling towards you.
  • Remove the white ribbon on the right by pinching the part connected to the laptop with your fingers and pulling towards you.

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Lift the track pad gently towards you, using your fingers.
  • Lift the track pad gently towards you, using your fingers.

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Conclusion

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

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