Introdução

This guide will show how to remove and replace the motherboard. Please note the motherboard is a very fragile component of the laptop and can break easily.

Turn the laptop over so that the back is facing upwards.
  • Turn the laptop over so that the back is facing upwards.

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To unlock the left tab, make sure the tab on the left has red showing.
  • To unlock the left tab, make sure the tab on the left has red showing.

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  • To unlock the right tab, push the right slider to the left with one hand.

  • Push the battery out with the other hand.

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  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver unscrew all nine screws from the bottom of the laptop.

    • The nine screws are 7 mm long, 4.5 mm in diameter.

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  • Turn the laptop over and open the top so the keyboard is facing you.

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  • Pry off the keyboard cover on the edge using the plastic opening tool.

  • Start from one side. Once it is lose, carry out the same procedure on the front and other side.

  • Only do little sections at a time as the keyboard may break if you attempt to take the whole thing off from a single point.

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  • Slowly lift the keyboard upward, but do not remove completely.

  • Remove the two data cables that attach the keyboard to the motherboard.

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  • Use tweezers to pull the white plastic piece up that is attached to the data cable.

  • Repeat this process for the big black cable as well.

  • Use caution when unlatching the data cables from the motherboard. The cables are extremely delicate and can break.

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  • Unscrew the three screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • The three screws are 5 mm in length, 4.2 mm in diameter.

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  • Unscrew the three screws on the left hand side of the big motherboard.

  • This will loosen the motherboard, which will allow for better access to the cables in the next step.

    • The three screws are 5 mm in length, 4.2 mm in diameter and Phillips head screws.

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  • Remove the connector cable attached to the bottom of the motherboard.

  • Take the black plastic spudger and press down on the lower half of the white plastic piece to remove the connector cable.

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  • Unscrew the six screws that hold the motherboard to the bottom of the laptop using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • The six screws are 4.2 mm long, 5 mm in diameter.

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  • Unlatch the data cable by using tweezers to lift the white tab and release the cable.

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  • Remove the cable on the left side of the motherboard.

  • Use tweezers to pull the white tab up in order to release this cable.

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  • On the left side is a small piece of the motherboard. Unscrew the two screws holding this piece down with the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • The two screws are 6 mm long, 4.2 mm in diameter.

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  • Release the connector cable on the back right side of the motherboard.

  • Peel off the tape with tweezers so that the cable can be released.

  • Using the black plastic spudger, push the back half of the cable towards the screen.

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  • Grip the motherboard firmly and pull the board leftward and upwards so that the ports on the right side escape their frames.

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  • On the back of the motherboard there are two screws that attach the LCD connector to the motherboard.

  • Unscrew the two screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

    • These screws are 3 mm in length, 3.5 mm in diameter.

  • Pull the connector downwards and out.

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Conclusão

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

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