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Introdução

This guide will tell you how to gain access to and remove the motherboard.

  1. Locate the bay door for the battery on the left side of the laptop.
    • Locate the bay door for the battery on the left side of the laptop.

  2. Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it. Pull out the battery.
    • Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it.

    • Pull out the battery.

  3. Locate the door for the hard drive on the right side of the laptop
    • Locate the door for the hard drive on the right side of the laptop

  4. Push and slide the latch up to open the hard drive door. Pull out the hard drive.
    • Push and slide the latch up to open the hard drive door.

    • Pull out the hard drive.

  5. Flip the device upside down with the handle facing away from you.
    • Flip the device upside down with the handle facing away from you.

    • Open the optical drive bay by sliding its latch to the right.

    • Locate optical drive release mechanism on the bottom of the laptop.

  6. Slide the latch cover to the right.
    • Slide the latch cover to the right.

  7. Push the exposed switch to the left to eject the optical drive. Push the exposed switch to the left to eject the optical drive.
    • Push the exposed switch to the left to eject the optical drive.

  8. Begin by turning the laptop upside down with the handle towards you.
    • Begin by turning the laptop upside down with the handle towards you.

    • Use a Phillips size 0 screwdriver to remove the 4 screws holding down the ram cover.

  9. Remove the panel and set it aside.
    • Remove the panel and set it aside.

    • Use a Phillips size 0 screwdriver to remove these 8 small screws.

  10. Use a Phillips size 1 screwdriver to remove the remaining 8 screws.
    • Use a Phillips size 1 screwdriver to remove the remaining 8 screws.

  11. Use a plastic opening tool to release, but NOT remove, the back cover because it is sealed with adhesive. Use a plastic opening tool to release, but NOT remove, the back cover because it is sealed with adhesive.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to release, but NOT remove, the back cover because it is sealed with adhesive.

  12. Be careful when lifting the cover as you may damage some connections.
    • Be careful when lifting the cover as you may damage some connections.

    • Slowly lift the cover so that you can disconnect the red and white wires connecting the speaker to the sound card.

  13. Now the back cover should be off and you can access the inside of the casing.
    • Now the back cover should be off and you can access the inside of the casing.

  14. Remove the black and white wires attached to the wireless card by simply pulling up.
    • Remove the black and white wires attached to the wireless card by simply pulling up.

  15. Peel back the black cover to expose the clips holding in the wireless card.
    • Peel back the black cover to expose the clips holding in the wireless card.

  16. Using a pair of plastic opening tools, push the two metal tabs away from the card.
    • Using a pair of plastic opening tools, push the two metal tabs away from the card.

  17. The wireless card should now easily disengage from the motherboard. Pull the card horizontally away from you to remove it from its housing.
    • The wireless card should now easily disengage from the motherboard.

    • Pull the card horizontally away from you to remove it from its housing.

  18. Unplug 3 cables Lift up on brown tab to release cable
    • Unplug 3 cables

    • Lift up on brown tab to release cable

    • Pull cable up and out

  19. Remove 2 long screws indicated with red circles Remove the remaining screws indicated in blue
    • Remove 2 long screws indicated with red circles

    • Remove the remaining screws indicated in blue

  20. On the back of the unit, unscrew the three screws surrounding the serial port.
    • On the back of the unit, unscrew the three screws surrounding the serial port.

  21. Lift the motherboard as shown, pull towards you and then up.
    • Lift the motherboard as shown, pull towards you and then up.

    • Do not yet try to fully remove the motherboard or you may destroy the connections

  22. Detach the white ribbon cable, the white cluster connector, and the ribbon cable right next to the cluster
    • Detach the white ribbon cable, the white cluster connector, and the ribbon cable right next to the cluster

  23. Remove the board. Remove the board.
    • Remove the board.

Conclusão

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

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what about spare parts? is it possible cange MOBO and CPU?  in order to upgrade the thoughbook?

Concetto Salierno - Responder

I think y'all missed a step.

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