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.

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

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

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Image 1/3: Pry the top plastic strip from the top of the keyboard. Image 2/3: Peel the strip completely away from the keyboard. Image 3/3: Peel the strip completely away from the keyboard.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Flip the keyboard up from the bottom in order to see the two ribbons connecting it to the motherboard. Image 2/2: Flip the keyboard up from the bottom in order to see the two ribbons connecting it to the motherboard.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Keep the keyboard safe by storing it on a flat, non-metallic surface until needed. Image 2/2: Keep the keyboard safe by storing it on a flat, non-metallic surface until needed.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Using the Phillips #0, unscrew to remove all four 2.95mm silver screws. Image 2/2: Using the Phillips #0, unscrew to remove all four 2.95mm silver screws.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Unscrew all seven Philips#00 7.70mm screws. Image 2/2: Unscrew all seven Philips#00 7.70mm screws.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Locate and unscrew the five black Philips #00 3.25mm screws inside the battery compartment. Image 2/2: Locate and unscrew the five black Philips #00 3.25mm screws inside the battery compartment.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Locate the two black Philips #00 7.65 screws, one by each hinge, and remove. Image 2/2: Locate the two black Philips #00 7.65 screws, one by each hinge, and remove.
  • 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: Carefully lift the top panel no more than six inches, as there are ribbon cables connecting the two pieces. Image 3/3: Disconnect ribbons, and slowly lift the top panel up, away from the base.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Using plastic removing tools, pop the ribbon base from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Using plastic removing tools, pop the ribbon base from the motherboard.
  • Locate the ribbon cable from the motherboard.

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

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Image 1/2: Using plastic opening tools, remove each plug from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Using plastic opening tools, remove each plug from the motherboard.
  • Locate the two plugs from the motherboard.

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

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Image 1/2: Using plastic opening tools, pop out the ribbon cable from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Using plastic opening tools, pop out the ribbon cable from the motherboard.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Slowly lift the top panel away from the base of the computer.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Using a tweezer, lift up the charging port to take it out of its retaining slot. Image 2/2: Pull the wires out from their nesting place in between the disc drive and the computer body.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Pull up on the plug to remove the charging port from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Pull up on the plug to remove the charging port from the motherboard.
  • 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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