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Introduction

Removing the logic board assembly to replace it with a new one.

  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. Gently remove the cables marked in red.
    • Gently remove the cables marked in red.

  8. Remove the three metal 10mm T-15 screws.
    • Remove the three metal 10mm T-15 screws.

    • Remove the one nylon 10mm T-15 screw.

  9. Using thumbs and forefingers, firmly grasp the battery holder in one hand while grasping the metal bar in the other. Gently lift and pull the logic board to release it.
    • Using thumbs and forefingers, firmly grasp the battery holder in one hand while grasping the metal bar in the other. Gently lift and pull the logic board to release it.

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