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Introduzione

The motherboard replacement for the Acer Chromebook C740 requires removing the back panel, unplugging several connectors, and removing several screws. The motherboard is the main circuity for the laptop.

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    • Power down the Chromebook and disconnect the power adapter.

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    • Place the chromebook bottom side up on a flat surface.

    • Remove the thirteen 7 mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Insert the plastic opening tool into the slit near the hinges and pry upwards to lift the back panel.

    • Applying pressure may be necessary. A click indicates the panel is ready to come off.

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    • Flip up the clip holding down the white cable using the spudger.

    • Pull the cable outwards towards the battery.

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    • Flip up the clip holding down the white cable using the flat end of the spudger.

    • Pull the cable outwards towards the battery.

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    • Flip up the white clip holding down the connector labelled "MB" using the flat end of the spudger.

    • Remove the connector by pulling out towards the battery.

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    • Unplug the white 8-wire battery connector from the motherboard by using a spudger to push the two L-shaped indentations towards the battery.

    • The connector is a tight fit. This process requires going back-and-forth between the two indentations and plenty of patience.

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    • Unplug the black connector attached to the motherboard at the top right of the battery by using a spudger to push the two L-shaped indentations towards the battery.

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    • Peel back the tape covering the white connector at the top-right of the motherboard.

    • Remove the connector from its fitting by pulling outwards.

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    • Unplug the white connector attached to the right of the fan with the spudger by applying force towards the battery on the two L-shaped indentations.

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    • Disconnect the two white and black wires by holding close to the metal snap-on caps and pulling upwards.

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    • Remove the four 3.7 mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Loosen the two black screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • These screws cannot be removed. However, simply loosening them allows the heatsink fan to lift away from the motherboard.

    • Lift the heatsink fan and rotate it away from the mother board to set down outside the laptop.

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    • Remove the 3.63 mm screw in the top right near the hinge with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Remove the 3.75 mm screw near the top right corner of the battery with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the 3.75 mm screw with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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    • Unplug the solid state drive.

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    • Carefully lift the motherboard away from the laptop with two hands.

Conclusione

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

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