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  • first of all remove the battery

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Image 1/1: keep track of the screws. i use the antistatic project tray from ifixit., Or paste the screws to a paper and draw a map.
  • now remove the screw thats holding the keyboard. ( 2 screws)

  • keep track of the screws. i use the antistatic project tray from ifixit., Or paste the screws to a paper and draw a map.

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Image 1/3: remove the screw thats holding the module. Image 2/3: use the isesamo to loossen the tray. and just slide it out. Image 3/3: use the isesamo to loossen the tray. and just slide it out.
  • now we will remove the DVD player.

  • remove the screw thats holding the module.

  • use the isesamo to loossen the tray. and just slide it out.

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Image 1/3: there are 2 hidden screws under the rubber cushions. ( next to the battery )left and right. Image 2/3: they are not easy to remove, i used a very sharp stanley  knife and than used a spudger to pry. Image 3/3: they are not easy to remove, i used a very sharp stanley  knife and than used a spudger to pry.
  • remove the screws holding the plastic case as follows :

  • there are 2 hidden screws under the rubber cushions. ( next to the battery )left and right.

  • they are not easy to remove, i used a very sharp stanley knife and than used a spudger to pry.

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  • now remove the other screws

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  • remove the 2 little screws at the DVD entrance.

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Image 1/3: open up the laptop : we will remove the keyboard now. Image 2/3: use a spudger or isesamo to remove the keyboard. you have to slide the isesamo arround the upper side of the keyboard as shown in the picture. you will here clicks. Image 3/3: use a spudger or isesamo to remove the keyboard. you have to slide the isesamo arround the upper side of the keyboard as shown in the picture. you will here clicks.
  • now turn the laptop arround.

  • open up the laptop : we will remove the keyboard now.

  • use a spudger or isesamo to remove the keyboard. you have to slide the isesamo arround the upper side of the keyboard as shown in the picture. you will here clicks.

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Image 1/3: be gently cause the thin ribbon can tear.. Image 2/3: be gently cause the thin ribbon can tear.. Image 3/3: be gently cause the thin ribbon can tear..
  • when it becomes loose : you slide ( gently) the keyboard tot the left as shown in picture 3

  • be gently cause the thin ribbon can tear..

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Image 1/3: now you will see the very thin ribbon cable attached to a connector. Image 2/3: That connector has a plastic lid. gently open the lid with a spudger and slide the ribbon cable out of the connector. Image 3/3: be very gently with cable and connector. the lid can come loose , if this happens, it is very hard to put it back in.
  • now gently lift up the keyboard

  • now you will see the very thin ribbon cable attached to a connector.

  • That connector has a plastic lid. gently open the lid with a spudger and slide the ribbon cable out of the connector.

  • be very gently with cable and connector. the lid can come loose , if this happens, it is very hard to put it back in.

  • after removing the cable , close the lid again, so it can't jump out.

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Image 1/3: remove the srew that is circled red in picture 2 Image 2/3: remove the white ribbon cable from the connector. ( first remove the tape over the cable and connector)Same way you removed the keyboard ribbon cable. : open up the lid with spudger and remove ( gently the ribbon cable. be carefull cause the ribbon cable is pasted to the plate. Image 3/3: this ribbon cable is the connector  from the ON/OFF switch.
  • now we can remove the final screws and cables.

  • remove the srew that is circled red in picture 2

  • remove the white ribbon cable from the connector. ( first remove the tape over the cable and connector)Same way you removed the keyboard ribbon cable. : open up the lid with spudger and remove ( gently the ribbon cable. be carefull cause the ribbon cable is pasted to the plate.

  • this ribbon cable is the connector from the ON/OFF switch.

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Image 1/2: the ribbon cable/ connector is the touch pad / mouse connector. Image 2/2: the ribbon cable/ connector is the touch pad / mouse connector.
  • remove screw circled in red and remove ribbon cable from connector.

  • the ribbon cable/ connector is the touch pad / mouse connector.

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  • remove screw on the upper side of the laptop.

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  • last screw... unfortunaly i don't have a picture of this.. but you will see it yourself on your own laptop :)

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Image 1/3: slide your isesamo arround the case as shown in picture 1 and 2 . go arround the entire laptop. Image 2/3: you will hear clicks , after using your isesamo you can lift up the upper plate. Image 3/3: you will hear clicks , after using your isesamo you can lift up the upper plate.
  • removing upper plate/case to reveal the motherboard or main PCB.

  • slide your isesamo arround the case as shown in picture 1 and 2 . go arround the entire laptop.

  • you will hear clicks , after using your isesamo you can lift up the upper plate.

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Image 1/3: remove the 2 screws holding the main board to the plate. Image 2/3: see picture 2 and 3 for removing screws. Image 3/3: see picture 2 and 3 for removing screws.
  • here you see the motherboard / main PCB.

  • remove the 2 screws holding the main board to the plate.

  • see picture 2 and 3 for removing screws.

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Image 1/1: use a IC extractor to remove the audio connector from the socket.
  • i'm sorry for the blurred picture...

  • use a IC extractor to remove the audio connector from the socket.

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Image 1/3: first remove the tape/ sticker , use a spudger. Image 2/3: be very gently and careful doing this step, the connector is a hard to remove ribbon cable with a bunch of tiny little small cables. : ripping one of them will damage the ribbon cable and will cause bad or no screen. Image 3/3: use a IC extractor to do this. If you don't have a IC extractor , you can use 2 small flat head screwdrivers or the points of tweezers to slide the connector out of the socket. but if you can use the IC extractor.
  • removing LCD connector

  • first remove the tape/ sticker , use a spudger.

  • be very gently and careful doing this step, the connector is a hard to remove ribbon cable with a bunch of tiny little small cables. : ripping one of them will damage the ribbon cable and will cause bad or no screen.

  • use a IC extractor to do this. If you don't have a IC extractor , you can use 2 small flat head screwdrivers or the points of tweezers to slide the connector out of the socket. but if you can use the IC extractor.

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Image 1/2: slide out the HDD. Image 2/2: slide out the HDD.
  • remove the 2 screws holding the HDD.

  • slide out the HDD.

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Image 1/3: be carefull the flat ribbon cable is pasted to the bottom plate and the ribbon cable is soldered to the PCB. Image 2/3: use a spudger to loose the cable from the bottom plate. Image 3/3: use a spudger to loose the cable from the bottom plate.
  • removing the USB PCB ( on the right.)

  • be carefull the flat ribbon cable is pasted to the bottom plate and the ribbon cable is soldered to the PCB.

  • use a spudger to loose the cable from the bottom plate.

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Image 1/3: remove the screw. Image 2/3: remove the wifi module. it will jump up when removing the screw. slide it out. Image 3/3: avoid touching the antenna or the antenna sockets with your fingers. wear gloves instead.
  • remove the golden antenna cable from his socket. be very carefull and use a spudger.

  • remove the screw.

  • remove the wifi module. it will jump up when removing the screw. slide it out.

  • avoid touching the antenna or the antenna sockets with your fingers. wear gloves instead.

  • install the new wifi module : just slide it in , push it down and put the screw back in. attach the antenna back in.

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Image 1/3: in this case i didn't remove the main pcb , cause than i had to remove the DC jack. but it was a very breakable connector and the wires are very thin. when you break one of them you cant charge your laptop any more. Image 2/3: when the dc jack is damaged or broken in your laptop, you will have to remove the hinge instead. this is holding the DC power jack in place. Image 3/3: when the dc jack is damaged or broken in your laptop, you will have to remove the hinge instead. this is holding the DC power jack in place.
  • removing the main board

  • in this case i didn't remove the main pcb , cause than i had to remove the DC jack. but it was a very breakable connector and the wires are very thin. when you break one of them you cant charge your laptop any more.

  • when the dc jack is damaged or broken in your laptop, you will have to remove the hinge instead. this is holding the DC power jack in place.

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Conclusion

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

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