Introduction

The motherboard is a large and central part to the laptop. Most components either connect or interface with it in some manner. Because there is a lot involved, this guide will show how to remove it properly.

Make sure you turn off the laptop before starting. Unscrew the two 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws below the battery. Unscrew the two 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws below the battery.
  • Make sure you turn off the laptop before starting.

  • Unscrew the two 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws below the battery.

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Pull the battery out, keeping it flat and parallel to the laptop so that it slides out easily. Pull the battery out, keeping it flat and parallel to the laptop so that it slides out easily. Pull the battery out, keeping it flat and parallel to the laptop so that it slides out easily.
  • Pull the battery out, keeping it flat and parallel to the laptop so that it slides out easily.

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Unscrew the ten 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws that hold down the back cover. Unscrew the ten 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws that hold down the back cover.
  • Unscrew the ten 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws that hold down the back cover.

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Using the plastic opening tools, open the back cover and remove it from the laptop. It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the tool along the edge of the cover. Be careful not to bend or crack the cover.
  • Using the plastic opening tools, open the back cover and remove it from the laptop.

  • It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the tool along the edge of the cover.

  • Be careful not to bend or crack the cover.

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The hard drive is on the bottom left side. Remove both releases from the rubber hard drive mount. Remove both releases from the rubber hard drive mount.
  • The hard drive is on the bottom left side.

  • Remove both releases from the rubber hard drive mount.

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Lift the hard drive from underneath on the right side. While holding it up, pull it away from its connector so that it disconnects. While holding it up, pull it away from its connector so that it disconnects.
  • Lift the hard drive from underneath on the right side.

  • While holding it up, pull it away from its connector so that it disconnects.

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Peel off the rubber hard drive mount. Peel off the rubber hard drive mount. Peel off the rubber hard drive mount.
  • Peel off the rubber hard drive mount.

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Slide the disk drive to the right and gently lift up the disk out the laptop. Slide the disk drive to the right and gently lift up the disk out the laptop. Slide the disk drive to the right and gently lift up the disk out the laptop.
  • Slide the disk drive to the right and gently lift up the disk out the laptop.

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Disconnect the 5 ribbon cables. To remove, unlock the latch of each ribbon and pull it out. To remove, unlock the latch of each ribbon and pull it out.
  • Disconnect the 5 ribbon cables.

  • To remove, unlock the latch of each ribbon and pull it out.

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There is a wifi card underneath the large ribbon cable on the right. Remove the plastic piece that covers the screw.
  • There is a wifi card underneath the large ribbon cable on the right.

  • Remove the plastic piece that covers the screw.

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Unscrew the PH1 Phillips head 3.0 mm long screw holding it in. Pull out the WiFi card.
  • Unscrew the PH1 Phillips head 3.0 mm long screw holding it in.

  • Pull out the WiFi card.

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Disconnect the 4 regular cables. Carefully pull the cable parallel to the board, not up or at an angle. Carefully pull the cable parallel to the board, not up or at an angle.
  • Disconnect the 4 regular cables.

  • Carefully pull the cable parallel to the board, not up or at an angle.

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Unscrew the seven PH1 Phillips head 3.0 mm long screws that hold the motherboard in place. Unscrew the seven PH1 Phillips head 3.0 mm long screws that hold the motherboard in place.
  • Unscrew the seven PH1 Phillips head 3.0 mm long screws that hold the motherboard in place.

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Carefully lift the motherboard from the edges. Carefully lift the motherboard from the edges. Carefully lift the motherboard from the edges.
  • Carefully lift the motherboard from the edges.

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Conclusion

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

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