• Remove ten Phillips #0 screws that secure the plastic bottom cover to the chassis.

      • Six 9.6 mm screws

      • Four 4.6 mm screws

    • Throughout this guide, keep careful track of your screws so that each one goes back where it came from during reassembly. Installing a screw in the wrong place can cause permanent damage.

  1. Use a plastic pry tool to get in-between the bottom cover and the lower case assembly.
    • Use a plastic pry tool to get in-between the bottom cover and the lower case assembly.

      • Be careful not separate the cover too violently or you will risk breaking the plastic clips that are on the bottom cover.

    • Push metal bracket away from battery connector.

    • Use a spudger to push the battery connection straight up.

    • If you pry too hard, or attempt to disconnect the battery with the metal bracket still in place, you risk pulling the connector off of the motherboard.

    • Make sure the computer is powered off before removing the battery.

    • Remove the Phillips #0 screws that secure the battery to the lower case assembly

      • Three 4.7 mm screws.

    • Tilt battery up from the side closest to the motherboard

    • Pull the battery out of the chassis away from the two plastic retainers near the front of the laptop.

    • Disconnect the Wifi/Bluetooth RF cables from the wireless card.

      • Pull the RF cables by the metal connector, not by the rubber shielding. This avoids damaging the connector and the cable.

    • Pull straight up to disconnect the SATA combo cable from the motherboard.

    • Remove three Phillips #0 that secure the hard drive bracket to the chassis, of the following lengths:

      • Two 2.3 mm screws

      • One 5.6 mm screw

    • Tilt the drive up slightly by the connector

    • Remove the SATA combo connector

    • De-route the SATA and RF cables from the side of the drive bay.

    • Remove the drive from the laptop.

    • Pull straight up to disconnect the display cable

    • Use a Spudger to push the left speaker cable out the connector.

      • Do not pull up on this connector. Only pull directly away from the connector.

    • Use a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the trackpad ribbon cable ZIP socket.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

    • Use tweezers to pull the ribbon cable straight out of the ZIF socket.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip cup the retaining flap on the keyboard ribbon cable ZIF socket.

      • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

    • Use tweezers to remove the ribbon cable from the socket.

    • Use a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the ribbon cable ZIP socket.

      • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

    • Use tweezers pull the ribbon cable out of the ZIF socket.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the daughterboard ribbon cable ZIF socket on the motherboard.

      • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

    • Use tweezers to pull the ribbon cable away from the ZIF socket

    • Use the tip of spudger to push out the fan connector.

    • Do not pull up on the connector, only pull out so to not damage the connector.

    • Remove the four Phillips screws securing the logic board to the lower case assembly.

      • One 2.3 mm screw

      • Three 3.7 mm screws

    • Remove the three Phillips screws connecting the fan to the lower case assembly.

      • Three 4.6 mm screws

    • Remove the three Phillips screws securing the left hinge to the corner of the motherboard and lower case assembly.

      • Three 5.6 mm screws

    • Take a plastic pry tool and open the hinge about 75º-85º

    • You may have to open the laptop over the edge of a table and open the display in order to open the hinge.

    • Pull up on the corner of the motherboard and remove from the laptop.

    • Be sure to clear all of the plastic standoffs that go through the motherboard.

Conclusão

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

**I am not responsible for any damages caused by any attempts at this repair. Use at your own risk.

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