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With the battery away from you, slide the locking clips out. The left clip stays, the right clip is spring loaded.
  • With the battery away from you, slide the locking clips out.

    • The left clip stays, the right clip is spring loaded.

  • Slide the battery away from you.

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Use a spudger to carefully pry up the keyboard screw cover.
  • Use a spudger to carefully pry up the keyboard screw cover.

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Remove the two screws securing the keyboard to the chassis.
  • Remove the two screws securing the keyboard to the chassis.

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Carefully tilt the keyboard towards you and release the ribbon cables.
  • Carefully tilt the keyboard towards you and release the ribbon cables.

  • Use a spudger if needed to release the latch. The latch slides out.

  • The keyboard is now free and can be set aside.

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Remove the five black screws
  • Remove the five black screws

  • Remove the one silver screw

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Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.
  • Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.

  • Using a spudger, remove the seven rubber inserts.

    • The feet only go in one location on the bottom of the laptop, so save yourself some time and track where they go.

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Remove the six silver screws.
  • Remove the six silver screws.

  • Remove the one black screw.

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Stand the laptop up on end. Remove the two rubber inserts from the back of the laptop.  One insert is on each side of the laptop.
  • Stand the laptop up on end.

  • Remove the two rubber inserts from the back of the laptop. One insert is on each side of the laptop.

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Remove the two screews. Remove the two screews.
  • Remove the two screews.

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Carefully work a spudger in the crack at the back of the laptop and separate the small rubberized section from the bottom of the laptop.
  • Carefully work a spudger in the crack at the back of the laptop and separate the small rubberized section from the bottom of the laptop.

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Remove the four screws.
  • Remove the four screws.

  • Disconnect the black wireless antenna lead.

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The bottom of the laptop is now ready to lift off.
  • The bottom of the laptop is now ready to lift off.

  • Carefully work a spudger around the seam of the laptop separating the bottom from the rest of the laptop.

    • There is a data connection at the front of the laptop that needs to be disconnected.

    • Use a spuder to carefully disconnect the wire from the motherboard. Once this is free the bottom will come off.

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Locate the hard drive. Remove the two screws.
  • Locate the hard drive.

  • Remove the two screws.

  • Slide the hard drive out away from the motherboard connector.

    • Once the hard drive is disconnected it lifts out.

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Locate the wireless card. Remove the white antenna lead.
  • Locate the wireless card.

  • Remove the white antenna lead.

  • Remove the single screw.

  • Lift the card up from the edge with the screw, and pull out.

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Locate optical drive Remove the three screws securing the optical drive.
  • Locate optical drive

  • Remove the three screws securing the optical drive.

  • Slide the optical drive away from the motherboard, and carefully lift up.

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Carefully flip the laptop rightside up and open the lid.
  • Carefully flip the laptop rightside up and open the lid.

  • Disconnect the cables from the motherboard.

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Close the laptop lid, and flip back over so you see the motherboard. Disconnect all cables from the motherboard.
  • Close the laptop lid, and flip back over so you see the motherboard.

  • Disconnect all cables from the motherboard.

  • This wire holder is stuck on with a little glue and should lift right off.

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Remove the heatsink screws.  And lift up the heatsink.
  • Remove the heatsink screws. And lift up the heatsink.

    • The screws remain attached to the heatsink.

  • Remove the three screws holding the motherboard to the chasis.

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Lift up on ribbon cable latch.
  • Lift up on ribbon cable latch.

  • Gently disconnect ribbon cable from motherboard.

  • The motherboard should lift out.

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Conclusion

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

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