Introdução

This guide will show how to replace the motherboard if it becomes damaged or non-functional.

Use the pointed end of the spudger to slide the battery lock until the battery pops loose.
  • Use the pointed end of the spudger to slide the battery lock until the battery pops loose.

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Slide the battery out of the battery slot. Slide the battery out of the battery slot.
  • Slide the battery out of the battery slot.

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Unscrew the two RAM 6mm cover screws.
  • Unscrew the two RAM 6mm cover screws.

  • Use a PH1 screw bit.

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Pop the RAM cover off.
  • Pop the RAM cover off.

  • Use the plastic opening tool.

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Use either the spudger or your fingers to pinch the clips away from the RAM chip on either side of each chip. The chip should pop up. The clips break easily.
  • Use either the spudger or your fingers to pinch the clips away from the RAM chip on either side of each chip.

    • The chip should pop up.

    • The clips break easily.

  • Slide the RAM memory chips out of the slots.

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Remove the two 6mm PH1 screws from the bottom of the laptop.
  • Remove the two 6mm PH1 screws from the bottom of the laptop.

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Use the spudger, push the two tabs, located in the battery slot, through their slots to release the keyboard.
  • Use the spudger, push the two tabs, located in the battery slot, through their slots to release the keyboard.

    • Do this with the computer slightly open for ease.

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Open the laptop. Start top of the keyboard and use the opening tool to pop the remaining tabs around the keyboard loose.
  • Open the laptop.

  • Start top of the keyboard and use the opening tool to pop the remaining tabs around the keyboard loose.

  • The keyboard can be flipped onto its face once removed.

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Use the spudger and slide the grey tabs on either side of the keyboard wires away from the white plastic.
  • Use the spudger and slide the grey tabs on either side of the keyboard wires away from the white plastic.

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Disconnect the keyboard by pulling the blue tape on the wire strip.
  • Disconnect the keyboard by pulling the blue tape on the wire strip.

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Remove the five 6mm PH1 screws beneath the keyboard.
  • Remove the five 6mm PH1 screws beneath the keyboard.

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Use the spudger to pop the gray tab up and away from the far left wire strip. Disconnect the wire strip by pulling the blue tab loose.
  • Use the spudger to pop the gray tab up and away from the far left wire strip.

  • Disconnect the wire strip by pulling the blue tab loose.

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Use the spudger to pop the white tab up away from the wire strip located at the top left corner of the mouse pad. Disconnect the wire strip by pulling the blue tab.
  • Use the spudger to pop the white tab up away from the wire strip located at the top left corner of the mouse pad.

  • Disconnect the wire strip by pulling the blue tab.

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Close the laptop.
  • Close the laptop.

  • Remove the remaining 18 6mm PH1 screws from the bottom cover of the laptop.

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Use the opening tool to separate the back of the laptop from the inside cover. Open the computer and remove the inside cover. Open the computer and remove the inside cover.
  • Use the opening tool to separate the back of the laptop from the inside cover.

  • Open the computer and remove the inside cover.

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Lift the HDD out of the base and use the opening tool to disconnect the HDD from the motherboard wire. Lift the HDD out of the base and use the opening tool to disconnect the HDD from the motherboard wire. Lift the HDD out of the base and use the opening tool to disconnect the HDD from the motherboard wire.
  • Lift the HDD out of the base and use the opening tool to disconnect the HDD from the motherboard wire.

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Slide the optical disc drive out of the slot to disconnect it from the motherboard. Unscrew the main 3.5mm PH1 screw from the motherboard.
  • Slide the optical disc drive out of the slot to disconnect it from the motherboard.

  • Unscrew the main 3.5mm PH1 screw from the motherboard.

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Unscrew the 3.5mm PH1 screw from the Wireless Lan chip. Use the opening tool to pop both wires off of the Wireless Lan chip. Pull the Wirelss Lan Chip to remove it from the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the 3.5mm PH1 screw from the Wireless Lan chip.

  • Use the opening tool to pop both wires off of the Wireless Lan chip.

  • Pull the Wirelss Lan Chip to remove it from the motherboard.

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Pull the tape covering the wires for the Wireless Lan chip up. Pull the black and white wires loose.
  • Pull the tape covering the wires for the Wireless Lan chip up.

  • Pull the black and white wires loose.

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Pull up the tape securing the optical wires to the motherboard. Disconnect the wire plug-in from the motherboard.
  • Pull up the tape securing the optical wires to the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the wire plug-in from the motherboard.

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Unscrew the 3.5mm PH1 screw securing the optical disk drive to motherboard connector. Pull the connector to disconnect it from the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the 3.5mm PH1 screw securing the optical disk drive to motherboard connector.

  • Pull the connector to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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Flip the motherboard up towards the screen to access the underside.
  • Flip the motherboard up towards the screen to access the underside.

    • There are still wires connected to the motherboard.

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Use the spudger to disconnect the remaining three wires from the motherboard. Once the wires are disconnected, the motherboard is completely disconnected from the laptop frame. Once the wires are disconnected, the motherboard is completely disconnected from the laptop frame.
  • Use the spudger to disconnect the remaining three wires from the motherboard.

  • Once the wires are disconnected, the motherboard is completely disconnected from the laptop frame.

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Unscrew the three PH1 screws connecting the CPU fan to the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the three PH1 screws connecting the CPU fan to the motherboard.

  • The three screws are permanently attached to the CPU fan assembly.

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On the side opposite the CPU fan screws, pull loose the tape securing the fan assembly to the motherboard. This is the same tape that covered the Wireless Lan chip black and white wires.
  • On the side opposite the CPU fan screws, pull loose the tape securing the fan assembly to the motherboard.

    • This is the same tape that covered the Wireless Lan chip black and white wires.

  • The CPU fan can now be separated from the motherboard.

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The motherboard can be replaced once disconnected from the CPU cooling fan.
  • The motherboard can be replaced once disconnected from the CPU cooling fan.

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Conclusão

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

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