Turn the laptop over to where the battery is facing upwards and towards you.
  • Turn the laptop over to where the battery is facing upwards and towards you.

  • Locate the release tabs located on either side of the battery.

  • Push the release tabs toward the center of the device.

  • Remove the battery.

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Take the replacement battery, insert it into the original position  in the laptop.
  • Take the replacement battery, insert it into the original position in the laptop.

  • Slide the release tabs back into place.

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Remove the two countersunk keyboard screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver
  • Remove the two countersunk keyboard screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver

  • Battery removal is not necessary for keyboard removal.

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Lift up the keyboard using your fingers or a plastic opening tool
  • Lift up the keyboard using your fingers or a plastic opening tool

  • Do not not tear the ribbon cable hidden behind the keyboard

  • Disconnect the cable by sliding the connector ears outward

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After removing the keyboard, use the plastic opening tools or other form of leverage to remove the rest of the silver casing
  • After removing the keyboard, use the plastic opening tools or other form of leverage to remove the rest of the silver casing

  • Depending on your model, there could still be some hidden screws on the bottom case of the laptop that hold the palm-rest in place.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pry the silver portion front of the top away from the colored portion.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the silver portion front of the top away from the colored portion.

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There should be two small screws to the bottom corners of the speaker assembly, which can be found below the screen. Unscrew them.
  • There should be two small screws to the bottom corners of the speaker assembly, which can be found below the screen. Unscrew them.

  • NOTE: Keep track of where you put the screws after you remove them. Keep screws of the same size together and away from screws of different sizes.

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There should be a cable coming off the speakers that connects to the base below the keyboard. It should easily slide out from here. Congratulations! You have successfully removed the speakers.
  • There should be a cable coming off the speakers that connects to the base below the keyboard. It should easily slide out from here. Congratulations! You have successfully removed the speakers.

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Conclusão

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

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