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.

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

    • Pull out the battery.

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

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

    • Pull out the hard drive.

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    • 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.

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    • Slide the latch cover to the right.

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

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    • 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.

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    • Remove the panel and set it aside.

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

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

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

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    • 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.

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

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

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

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

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    • The wireless card should now easily disengage from the motherboard.

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

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    • Unplug 3 cables

      • Lift up on brown tab to release cable

      • Pull cable up and out

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    • Remove 2 long screws indicated with red circles

    • Remove the remaining screws indicated in blue

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

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    • 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

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

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    • Remove the board.

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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?

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