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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Take the black plastic spudger and press down on the lower half of the white plastic piece to remove the connector cable.
  • 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.
  • 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. Unlatch the data cable by using tweezers to lift the white tab and release the cable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Grip the motherboard firmly and pull the board leftward and upwards so that the ports on the right side escape their frames.
  • 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.
  • 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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