Remove the 5.75 mm screw from the cover panel. Remove the 5.75 mm screw from the cover panel.
  • Remove the 5.75 mm screw from the cover panel.

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Lift up the cover panel using a plastic opening tool.
  • Lift up the cover panel using a plastic opening tool.

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Remove the 5.64 mm screw from the crossing bar. Remove the crossing bar.
  • Remove the 5.64 mm screw from the crossing bar.

  • Remove the crossing bar.

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Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the black and white antenna cable's connectors from the Wi-Fi card. Note that the black wire is connected to the port that is labeled main.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the black and white antenna cable's connectors from the Wi-Fi card.

    • Note that the black wire is connected to the port that is labeled main.

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Use fingers to push the clips away. Use fingers to push the clips away.
  • Use fingers to push the clips away.

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Remove the Wi-Fi card.
  • Remove the Wi-Fi card.

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Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the top panel all the way along the keyboard until it loosens. It may be helpful to first pry at the rear of the hinge covers (not shown) to release them. Then Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the top panel's sides and then front edge. It may be helpful to first pry at the rear of the hinge covers (not shown) to release them. Then Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the top panel's sides and then front edge.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the top panel all the way along the keyboard until it loosens.

  • It may be helpful to first pry at the rear of the hinge covers (not shown) to release them. Then Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the top panel's sides and then front edge.

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Remove the top panel by popping the panel out the top left socket, then do the same with the right side. Remove the top panel by popping the panel out the top left socket, then do the same with the right side.
  • Remove the top panel by popping the panel out the top left socket, then do the same with the right side.

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Remove two 3.67 mm screws from the keyboard. Remove two 3.67 mm screws from the keyboard. Remove two 3.67 mm screws from the keyboard.
  • Remove two 3.67 mm screws from the keyboard.

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Use fingers to lift up the keyboard.
  • Use fingers to lift up the keyboard.

  • Do not try to remove the keyboard completely because it is still attached to the motherboard.

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Remove the cable connecting the keyboard with the motherboard. Be aware of the locking tabs on each side of the ribbon-cable connector—they slide back about 2mm to free the cable. Lift up and remove the keyboard.
  • Remove the cable connecting the keyboard with the motherboard.

  • Be aware of the locking tabs on each side of the ribbon-cable connector—they slide back about 2mm to free the cable.

  • Lift up and remove the keyboard.

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Remove the 3.76mm screw from the ground wire. Remove the 3.76mm screw from the ground wire.
  • Remove the 3.76mm screw from the ground wire.

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Use the plastic opening tool to remove the wire. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the wire.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the wire.

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Gently pull the black and white wires out of the upper case. Do not pull the wire too much, or you can damage the wire.
  • Gently pull the black and white wires out of the upper case.

  • Do not pull the wire too much, or you can damage the wire.

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Remove the 8.6 mm screw.
  • Remove the 8.6 mm screw.

  • Remove the 8.6 mm screw on left side of upper case.

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Remove two 8.6 mm screws on the back edge of the laptop. Remove two 8.6 mm screws on the back edge of the laptop.
  • Remove two 8.6 mm screws on the back edge of the laptop.

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Lift up the display assembly to remove it.
  • Lift up the display assembly to remove it.

one of the 14 screws identified in the diagram of step 25 was previously removed with the CD drive

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Conclusion

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

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