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.

Image 1/3: Unscrew the two 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws below the battery. Image 2/3: Unscrew the two 6.5mm PH1 Phillips head screws below the battery. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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Image 1/3: It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the tool along the edge of the cover. Image 2/3: Be careful not to bend or crack the cover. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Remove both releases from the rubber hard drive mount. Image 2/3: Remove both releases from the rubber hard drive mount. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: While holding it up, pull it away from its connector so that it disconnects. Image 2/3: While holding it up, pull it away from its connector so that it disconnects. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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Image 1/3: To remove, unlock the latch of each ribbon and pull it out. Image 2/3: To remove, unlock the latch of each ribbon and pull it out. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Remove the plastic piece that covers the screw. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Pull out the WiFi card. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Carefully pull the cable parallel to the board, not up or at an angle. Image 2/3: Carefully pull the cable parallel to the board, not up or at an angle. Image 3/3: 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.

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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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