Introduction

The motherboard of your device acts as a meeting point for crucial components, such as the CPU and input and output devices. To replace a damaged or defective motherboard, you will remove all connected peripherals, replace the motherboard, and reconnect all peripherals.

  1. Using the plastic opening tool, remove the two rubber feet closest to the hinge.
    • Using the plastic opening tool, remove the two rubber feet closest to the hinge.

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  2. Remove the 12 M2x4mm PH0 Philips screws.
    • Remove the 12 M2x4mm PH0 Philips screws.

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    • Near the hinges, wedge a plastic opening tool under the back panel.

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    • Unlatch the LED indicator from the back panel.

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    • Using a P0 Philips head screwdriver, Remove the four M2x2.5mm P0 Philips screws from the battery.

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    • Lift the battery.

    • Disconnect the battery.

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    • Disconnect the ribbon cable of the touchpad from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the two M2x2.5mm P0 Philips screws from the fan.

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    • Disconnect the fan cables.

    • Carefully unhook the wires from the base of the fan.

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    • Unscrew the four M2x4mm PH0 Philips screws from the CPU mounts on the motherboard.

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    • Carefully lift the heatsink off the CPU.

    • Avoid bending or kinking the tubing.

    • Delicately lift the fan out with the heatsink.

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    • Remove the M2x2.5mm P0 Philips screw from the USB controller.

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    • Lift the USB controller from the motherboard.

    • Detach the USB controller from the motherboard.

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    • Disconnect the left speaker from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the two M2x4mm PH0 Philips screws for the speaker mounts.

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    • Unhook the speaker from under the hinge cable mounts.

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    • Unhook the right speaker cable from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the copper tape from the speaker cord.

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    • Unhook the speaker cables from under the catch under the hinge.

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    • Remove the eight M2x2.5mm P0 Philips screws from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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