Acer Chromebook CB3-111-C8UB Back Panel Removal
This guide is for removing the back panel of the Acer Chromebook CB3-111-C8UB, a step that is necessary in working with other replacement guides.
- Author: Travis Vo
- Time estimate: 10 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
This guide will take you through the steps of how to remove the plastic backing from the Chromebook. Keep in mind, there are two different types of screws that keep the backing in place; make sure to keep these two types separate when they are taken out. Note: This guide is not a replacement guide. Instead, this step is necessary for replacing other components of the Chromebook.
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Step 1 — Back Panel Removal ¶
Position the laptop upside down with the hinges on the side furthest away from you.
Remove the eight 8mm screws with a phillips #1 screwdriver,
Remove the four 4.5mm screws with a phillips #1 screwdriver,
Step 2 ¶
Use the plastic opening tool to pry open then remove the plastic base from the rest of the laptop. Start from the right side and work towards the left.
Set the plastic base beside the laptop by opening it as if you were opening a book.
Step 3 ¶
Flip up the small white ZIF connector by using a fingernail or metal spudger.
Pull the blue tab to remove the ribbon cable.