Parts

No parts required.

  1. Unplug all the cables from the computer, including the power cable. Lay the computer face-down, supporting the neck and base with a soft cloth under the screen.
    • Unplug all the cables from the computer, including the power cable. Lay the computer face-down, supporting the neck and base with a soft cloth under the screen.

  2. Loosen the four Phillips #0 screws.
    • Loosen the four Phillips #0 screws.

  3. Carefully remove the base access panel.
    • Carefully remove the base access panel.

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  5. Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws. Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws.
    • Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws.

  6. Open the housing plate. Be gentle with the wires still connected to the logic board  so as not to ruin the cables.
    • Open the housing plate.

    • Be gentle with the wires still connected to the logic board so as not to ruin the cables.

    • A fixed plug connector between the logic board and upper unit will cause some resistance. Pull gently but firmly.

  7. Remove the 2 torx 10mm screws on the EMI shield Carefully remove shield and copper tape Carefully remove shield and copper tape
    • Remove the 2 torx 10mm screws on the EMI shield

    • Carefully remove shield and copper tape

  8. Remove the 4 10mm torx screws attatched to the drive carrier. The drive carrier includes optical drive and hard drive.
    • Remove the 4 10mm torx screws attatched to the drive carrier.

    • The drive carrier includes optical drive and hard drive.

  9. Grasp the carrier with both hands on each side.
    • Grasp the carrier with both hands on each side.

    • Remove the carrier by lifting up and out.

    • Pull gently but firmly. The carrier is meant to fit snugly.

  10. Flip the removed carrier to the right and pull out power cables.
    • Flip the removed carrier to the right and pull out power cables.

Conclusion

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

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What two screws in step 6

David Hunter - Reply

We need a "action" shot; we need to show an actual screwdriver unscrewing the screw.

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