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Using tweezers, gently pull the five marked ribbons out of the ZIF connectors along the sides of the motherboard.

These ZIF connectors are held in place by friction and do not have locks—lifting the flaps on these connectors will break them! Note that in some models the upper-most connector may have a lock.

Three of the ribbon connectors have plastic clamping flaps that cover the ribbon to prevent slippage. Use the tweezers to flip them up before ribbon removal.

When reassembling the device, be sure to flip the ZIF clamps back down.

While the SD card reader is shown as removed in this photo, it is optional for the removal of the motherboard.

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