Unlatch the battery by pushing outward on both latches.
  • Unlatch the battery by pushing outward on both latches.

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Slide battery out.
  • Slide battery out.

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Remove the five "F2" screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the five "F2" screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Insert the plastic opening tool above the F1 key. Apply upward pressure until the black plastic strip snaps off. The entire strip will easily come off from left to right.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool above the F1 key.

  • Apply upward pressure until the black plastic strip snaps off. The entire strip will easily come off from left to right.

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Find the screws above the F1 and INS keys. Unscrew both screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Find the screws above the F1 and INS keys.

  • Unscrew both screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Slowly lift the top edge of the keyboard out with your fingers. The ribbon cable located on the back of the keyboard will become accessible.
  • Slowly lift the top edge of the keyboard out with your fingers.

  • The ribbon cable located on the back of the keyboard will become accessible.

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Locate the black ribbon cable flap. Detach flap with plastic opening tool.  The ribbon cable will become free.
  • Locate the black ribbon cable flap.

  • Detach flap with plastic opening tool. The ribbon cable will become free.

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Your keyboard has now been successfully removed.
  • Your keyboard has now been successfully removed.

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Remove the back panel by removing the three labeled screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the back panel by removing the three labeled screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Locate and remove the circled screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Locate and remove the circled screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Locate and remove the circled screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry the CD/DVD drive out of the frame.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the CD/DVD drive out of the frame.

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Gently remove the CD/DVD drive from the laptop body.
  • Gently remove the CD/DVD drive from the laptop body.

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Remove the circled screws with Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the circled screws with Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the circled screws with Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Remove these screws from the underside of the laptop with Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove these screws from the underside of the laptop with Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Disconnect the three circled antennas by lightly pulling upward with your fingers. They should detach easily.
  • Disconnect the three circled antennas by lightly pulling upward with your fingers. They should detach easily.

  • Note: Yours may only have two (2) antennas. Pay attention to the Orientation of the Aluminum bracket with the pads for reinstallation.

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Remove the circled screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the circled screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Detach the 3 marked cables by pulling them out with you fingers as shown.
  • Detach the 3 marked cables by pulling them out with you fingers as shown.

  • This may require some force. They do not come out easily.

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Detach the four blue ribbon cables carefully with tweezers. Some of the ribbons may require a flap to be raised because it secures the ribbon in.
  • Detach the four blue ribbon cables carefully with tweezers. Some of the ribbons may require a flap to be raised because it secures the ribbon in.

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Remove the top plastic cover by lifting upward from the bottom left-hand corner as shown. The cover will come off easily.
  • Remove the top plastic cover by lifting upward from the bottom left-hand corner as shown. The cover will come off easily.

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Remove the circled motherboard screws with a Phillips #0 Scewdriver.
  • Remove the circled motherboard screws with a Phillips #0 Scewdriver.

  • Disconnect this ribbon cable.

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Remove these screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove these screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Detach the display cable by gently pulling it out with your fingers.
  • Detach the display cable by gently pulling it out with your fingers.

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Remove the motherboard from the left side by gently lifting the left side upward. The boxed volume control may snag on the laptop frame when pulling the motherboard out.
  • Remove the motherboard from the left side by gently lifting the left side upward.

  • The boxed volume control may snag on the laptop frame when pulling the motherboard out.

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The motherboard has now been removed from laptop.
  • The motherboard has now been removed from laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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