Introduction

The charging port is where the charging cord connects into the device. If your device will not charge with the cord plugged in, it may need a new charging port.

  1. Slide both of the latches to the outside to release the battery.
    • Slide both of the latches to the outside to release the battery.

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  2. Pull the battery out by lifting the battery cover away from the laptop.
    • Pull the battery out by lifting the battery cover away from the laptop.

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    • Flip the computer over and insert the plastic opening tool under the plastic strip at the top of the keyboard.

    • Pry the top plastic strip from the top of the keyboard.

    • Peel the strip completely away from the keyboard.

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    • Using your Phillips #00, unscrew the two 4.80mm screws at the top of the keyboard.

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    • When removing the keyboard, be careful not to rip the ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the computer, to avoid damaging it.

    • Flip the keyboard up from the bottom in order to see the two ribbons connecting it to the motherboard.

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    • Using the plastic opening tools, pop out the ribbon cable from the rest of the computer.

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    • Using the plastic opening tools, pop out the second ribbon cable from the rest of the computer.

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    • Completely remove the keyboard from the laptop by lifting up the part closest to the screen, and then gently pulling out the bottom half.

    • Keep the keyboard safe by storing it on a flat, non-metallic surface until needed.

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    • Locate the four silver screws on the front panel.

    • Using the Phillips #0, unscrew to remove all four 2.95mm silver screws.

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    • Flip the laptop over and locate all seven screws on the bottom of the laptop.

    • Unscrew all seven Philips#00 7.70mm screws.

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    • Locate and unscrew the three silver Philips #00 2.85mm screws inside the battery compartment.

    • Locate and unscrew the five black Philips #00 3.25mm screws inside the battery compartment.

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    • Rotate the laptop so the back faces you.

    • Locate the two black Philips #00 7.65 screws, one by each hinge, and remove.

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    • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the top panel up from the base of the computer.

    • Slowly work your way around the computer with the plastic removing tool to make it easier to lift the top panel away from the base.

    • Carefully lift the top panel no more than six inches, as there are ribbon cables connecting the two pieces.

    • Disconnect ribbons, and slowly lift the top panel up, away from the base.

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    • Locate the ribbon cable from the motherboard.

    • Using plastic removing tools, pop the ribbon base from the motherboard.

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    • Locate the two plugs from the motherboard.

    • Using plastic opening tools, remove each plug from the motherboard.

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    • Locate the ribbon cable partially hidden under the front panel.

    • Using plastic opening tools, pop out the ribbon cable from the motherboard.

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    • Make sure that all wires have been disconnected before proceeding to avoid damaging components.

    • Slowly lift the top panel away from the base of the computer.

    • Place the top panel away from the computer and keep in a flat non-metallic surface until needed.

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    • Locate the charging port on the computer.

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    • Turn the laptop so the side with the charging port is facing you.

    • Using a tweezer, lift up the charging port to take it out of its retaining slot.

    • Pull the wires out from their nesting place in between the disc drive and the computer body.

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    • Locate the base of the plug on the motherboard.

    • Pull up on the plug to remove the charging port from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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