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ASUS Chromebook C200MA DS01 Motherboard Replacement

Asus Chromebook C200ma motherboard replacement

  • Author: Christopher Lim
  • Time estimate: 10 - 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

This guide will take you through a step-by-step process for the removal of your Chromebook’s motherboard.

Sections

Step 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

Disconnect the USB board ZIF (zero insertion force) connector located towards the bottom left of the motherboard.

Step 1 Motherboard  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the USB board ZIF (zero insertion force) connector located towards the bottom left of the motherboard.

  • Flip the ZIF connector retaining flap up using either a spudger or your fingers.

  • Pull gently on the ribbon cable to disconnect it from the motherboard.

Step 2  ¶ 

Disconnect the large keyboard  and small touchpad ZIF connectors, both located in the middle of the bottom edge of the motherboard. Flip both ZIF retaining flaps up using either a spudger or your fingers. Gently pull on each ribbon cable to disconnect them from the motherboard.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the large keyboard and small touchpad ZIF connectors, both located in the middle of the bottom edge of the motherboard.

  • Flip both ZIF retaining flaps up using either a spudger or your fingers.

  • Gently pull on each ribbon cable to disconnect them from the motherboard.

Step 3  ¶ 

Disconnect the speaker's black bundled cable connector (the cable is white, black and red). Pinch the black bundled cable connector between your thumb and pointer finger and pull.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the speaker's black bundled cable connector (the cable is white, black and red).

  • Pinch the black bundled cable connector between your thumb and pointer finger and pull.

Step 4  ¶ 

Disconnect the screen cable connector located towards the top right of the motherboard. Using a spudger, gently pry up the sides of the connector. Pull off the connector with your hands.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the screen cable connector located towards the top right of the motherboard.

  • Using a spudger, gently pry up the sides of the connector.

  • Pull off the connector with your hands.

Step 5  ¶ 

Disconnect the black and white antenna cable connectors for the WiFi card.  The connectors look like small buttons on the ends of colored wires. Gently pry the cable connectors off with your fingers or a spudger.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the black and white antenna cable connectors for the WiFi card. The connectors look like small buttons on the ends of colored wires.

  • Gently pry the cable connectors off with your fingers or a spudger.

  • These connections are button-like and will have a little resistance when removing.

Step 6  ¶ 

Remove the  eight Phillips #0 4.7 mm screws.

Step 6  ¶ 

  • Remove the eight Phillips #0 4.7 mm screws.

  • Remove the Phillips #0 3.7 mm screw.

  • Remove the Phillips #0 2.8 mm screw.

Step 7  ¶ 

Lift the motherboard from the Chromebook.

Step 7  ¶ 

  • Lift the motherboard from the Chromebook.