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Introduction

In order to replace the speakers on your device the keyboard and motherboard cover need to be removed first.

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  • Locate the two sliding battery locks on the underside of the laptop.

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  • Locate the right battery lock and slide it to the right.

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  • While holding the left battery lock to the left, lift up the battery using the tab located on the top center of the battery.

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  • Remove the battery from the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Use a pry tool to remove the plastic strip. Image 2/2: Using your hands pull out the rest of the plastic strip.
  • Locate the plastic strip at the top of the keyboard.

  • Use a pry tool to remove the plastic strip.

  • Using your hands pull out the rest of the plastic strip.

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  • Use a phillips head #0 screwdriver to remove the two 3.75mm screws holding the keyboard in place.

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Image 1/3: Under the keyboard there is a ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the laptop. Do not just quickly pull out the keyboard. Image 2/3: Unlock the ribbon cable by pushing on the locks that are located on both sides of ribbon cable. Image 3/3: Unplug the ribbon cable from the laptop.
  • Lift up the top of the keyboard to remove it.

  • Under the keyboard there is a ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the laptop. Do not just quickly pull out the keyboard.

  • Unlock the ribbon cable by pushing on the locks that are located on both sides of ribbon cable.

  • Unplug the ribbon cable from the laptop.

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  • Remove the keyboard completely from the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Remove all  5.25mm screws from the top of the laptop. Image 2/2: Remove all  5.25mm screws from the top of the laptop.
  • Remove all 6.75mm screws from the bottom of the laptop. The 3 screws under the battery are 3.75mm.

  • Remove all 5.25mm screws from the top of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Using a pry tool and yours hands to remove the motherboard cover. Image 2/3: Using a pry tool and yours hands to remove the motherboard cover. Image 3/3: Using a pry tool and yours hands to remove the motherboard cover.
  • Unplug the wires highlighted with red squares.

  • Using a pry tool and yours hands to remove the motherboard cover.

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  • Use a phillips head #00 screwdriver to remove the two 5.25mm screws.

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Image 1/2: Remove both speakers. Image 2/2: Remove both speakers.
  • Turn the keyboard housing over and disconnect the speaker power wire from the keyboard housing.

  • Remove both speakers.

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Conclusion

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

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