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Introduzione

This guide will help you replace the motherboard on this device. Make sure the battery is removed before beginning.

  1. Turn over the laptop so the back is facing up.
    • Turn over the laptop so the back is facing up.

  2. Next to the battery is a switch with a lock symbol on it. Unlock the switch by sliding it to reveal a red unlock symbol.
    • Next to the battery is a switch with a lock symbol on it.

    • Unlock the switch by sliding it to reveal a red unlock symbol.

  3. Pull the other switch completely while the red unlock symbol is still present. The battery pack should pop up a bit. Pull the other switch completely while the red unlock symbol is still present. The battery pack should pop up a bit.
    • Pull the other switch completely while the red unlock symbol is still present. The battery pack should pop up a bit.

  4. Remove the battery pack via the indentation at the top of the battery in between the two switches. Remove the battery pack via the indentation at the top of the battery in between the two switches.
    • Remove the battery pack via the indentation at the top of the battery in between the two switches.

  5. Unscrew the 8.6 mm screws on the back panel with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the 8.6 mm screws on the back panel with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  6. Using a plastic opening tool, lift up the panel and remove it completely. Using a plastic opening tool, lift up the panel and remove it completely.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, lift up the panel and remove it completely.

  7. Flip the laptop over as shown. Locate the six tabs keeping the keyboard in place.
    • Flip the laptop over as shown.

    • Locate the six tabs keeping the keyboard in place.

    • The tabs are hard to see because they are in-between the keys and the top cover but if you look close, there are black tabs you can push in so they are invisible.

  8. Pull on the edge of the keyboard using a spudger or your hands.
    • Pull on the edge of the keyboard using a spudger or your hands.

    • As you pull on the keyboard, push the tabs in one by one using small tweezers.

    • The keyboard may feel like its bending as you pop it out, but don't worry.

  9. Once you pop it out and its separated, slowly turn it over to reveal its attachment to the connector.
    • Once you pop it out and its separated, slowly turn it over to reveal its attachment to the connector.

    • Do not pull the keyboard out too hard because you risk damaging both the connector and the laptop.

  10. Using tweezers, slide the the tab down. This will release the connector that you can gently pull out of the socket.
    • Using tweezers, slide the the tab down. This will release the connector that you can gently pull out of the socket.

    • If it does not come out easily, then you did not release it with the tabs and you risk ripping the connector.

  11. Once freed, remove the keyboard entirely and put it aside.
    • Once freed, remove the keyboard entirely and put it aside.

  12. Flip the computer gently so that the back is facing you. Remove all 12 of the 7.6 mm screws on the backside with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Flip the computer gently so that the back is facing you.

    • Remove all 12 of the 7.6 mm screws on the backside with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Remove 4 of the 5.4 mm screws on the backside with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  13. Flip the computer back over.
    • Flip the computer back over.

    • Unscrew the seven 5.6 mm screws located on the top cover using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  14. Locate the 4 connectors that must also be disconnected.
    • Locate the 4 connectors that must also be disconnected.

  15. Disconnect the connector using tweezers to pull down the brown tabs.
    • Disconnect the connector using tweezers to pull down the brown tabs.

    • For the smaller right and left speaker cables, pull out the black tab completely also using tweezers.

  16. Using a plastic spudger or your hands, carefully lift up the corner of the top panel. Continue to lift the panel until it is removed completely.
    • Using a plastic spudger or your hands, carefully lift up the corner of the top panel.

    • Continue to lift the panel until it is removed completely.

  17. For the video cable connector, use tweezers to pull up on the white tabs to release the connector. Remove the remaining connectors using the same technique from previous steps: pull on brown tabs using a tweezer.
    • For the video cable connector, use tweezers to pull up on the white tabs to release the connector.

    • Remove the remaining connectors using the same technique from previous steps: pull on brown tabs using a tweezer.

  18. Unscrew the 5.6 mm screws keeping the motherboard in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
    • Unscrew the 5.6 mm screws keeping the motherboard in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  19. Lift up the motherboard from its base slowly.
    • Lift up the motherboard from its base slowly.

    • Please be careful because the motherboard is still attached to the computer through a DC Jack cable.

  20. Disconnect the cable attached to the bottom of the motherboard. Pull on the brown tab using tweezers until its completely disconnected and remove the motherboard.
    • Disconnect the cable attached to the bottom of the motherboard.

    • Pull on the brown tab using tweezers until its completely disconnected and remove the motherboard.

Conclusione

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

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