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.

  1. Make sure you turn off the laptop before starting.
    • 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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  2. 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.

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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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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