Image 1/1: Slide button to the left.
  • Make sure battery-lock is in the unlock position.

  • Slide button to the left.

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  • Lift battery out of the computer.

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  • Remove the two 5.62 mm screws from the optical drive cover.

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Image 1/2: Using a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, can help lift it from its groove. Image 2/2: Using a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, can help lift it from its groove.
  • Remove the optical drive cover.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, can help lift it from its groove.

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  • Using the inset divot, push the optical drive out of the laptop to remove.

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  • Remove the 8.6 mm screw.

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Image 1/3: When a good amount of the CD Drive is showing on the right side, gently pull it out completely. Image 2/3: When a good amount of the CD Drive is showing on the right side, gently pull it out completely. Image 3/3: When a good amount of the CD Drive is showing on the right side, gently pull it out completely.
  • Push the bottom left corner of the CD Drive until the drive protrudes from the case.

  • When a good amount of the CD Drive is showing on the right side, gently pull it out completely.

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  • Remove the 5.75 mm screw from the cover panel.

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

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Image 1/2: Remove the crossing bar. Image 2/2: Remove the crossing bar.
  • Remove the 5.64 mm screw from the crossing bar.

  • Remove the crossing bar.

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Image 1/2: Note that the black wire is connected to the port that is labeled main. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • Remove the Wi-Fi card.

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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: 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.

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  • Remove two 3.67 mm screws from the keyboard.

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Image 1/1: Do not try to remove the keyboard completely because it is still attached to the motherboard.
  • 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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Image 1/3: Be aware of the locking tabs on each side of the ribbon-cable connector—they slide back about 2mm to free the cable. Image 2/3: Lift up and remove the keyboard. Image 3/3: 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.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the wire.

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Image 1/2: Do not pull the wire too much, or you can damage the wire. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Remove the 8.6 mm screw on left side of upper case.
  • 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.

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  • Lift up the display assembly to remove it.

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Image 1/2: Then remove the fourteen 8.6 mm screws from the bottom of the case. Image 2/2: Then remove the fourteen 8.6 mm screws from the bottom of the case.
  • Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 3.7 mm screws from the battery compartment.

  • Then remove the fourteen 8.6 mm screws from the bottom of the case.

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  • Use the screwdriver to remove six 8.6 mm screws from the top of the case.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the two speaker wire connectors and the trackpad connector from the motherboard.

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  • With the plastic opening tool, pry around the entire laptop to separate the upper case.

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  • Lift up the upper case to remove.

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  • Using the Phillips Screwdriver, remove the two 8.6 mm screws from the front edge of the motherboard.

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  • Remove the four screws holding the ports to the rear panel using the 3/16" Wrench.

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Image 1/2: Repeat with the left side. Image 2/2: There is a button for the card slot on the left side of the computer that may pop out if pressed. This button must be held in place while removing the motherboard.
  • Lift up on the front edge of the motherboard while gently prying the case away from the ports on the right side of the computer.

  • Repeat with the left side.

    • There is a button for the card slot on the left side of the computer that may pop out if pressed. This button must be held in place while removing the motherboard.

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  • Lift the motherboard's front edge up and then slide it forward.

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  • Remove cables connecting the fans with the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Remove the four silver screws with a Phillips screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the four silver screws with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Turn over the motherboard.

  • Remove the four silver screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Lift the fans up to remove them from the motherboard.
  • Turn over the motherboard.

  • Lift the fans up to remove them from the motherboard.

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  • With the phillips screwdriver remove the four screws holding the heatsink on the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: There is thermal paste on the underside of the heatsink. Image 2/2: When reassembling the heatsink the thermal paste will need to be replaced.
  • Lift heatsink off the motherboard.

  • There is thermal paste on the underside of the heatsink.

  • When reassembling the heatsink the thermal paste will need to be replaced.

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Conclusion

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

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